Politics and the Airlines

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352 pages - 1965 - Used, very good condition
Written by a researcher in public administration, this book is a study about the making of airline policy in Australia, Great Britain, Canada, India and the United States.

Characteristics

Book cover finish Canvas finish, Headband, Bradel, Hardcover ( square back binding )
Special features First edition, Dedicated copy, Slightly damaged dust jacket
Condition Used, very good condition
Number of pages 352
Published date 1965
Language English
Size 15 x 23 x 4 cm
Author David Corbett
Editor GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD

Description

This book looks into the making of airline policy in five countries : Australia, Great Britain, Canada, India and the United States. It shows the part played by political parties, ministers, government departments, regulatory bodies and the boards of management of the airlines themselves.

 

In four of the countries, major airlines are publicly owned, and have been involved in the cut and thrust of political controversy between the enthusiasts for public enterprise and their opponents.

 

In those countries where publicly - owned and privately - owned airlines compete, the politics of the airlines industry are particularly interesting. The author's study of these mixed, regulated ( or " metaphytic " ) airlines industries deals with the subject in a new way and presents a general analysis. His analysis could equally well be applied to other industries which are at present constructed along the same lines, or are in process of being reconstructed along these lines through the establishment of new public enterprises. The advantage of this form of industry, the author maintains, lies in its " political efficiency " as much as in its attractions to consumers and employees. The regulation of such industries, however, makes special demands on public administration, as the book shows.

 

The discussion of these and related issues is presented against a background of the history of a fascinating industry. The reader will find here the stories of the founding, the early struggles, the successful maturity and the present problems of some of the world's great air transport enterprises. ( ... )

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David Corbett


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