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Merchant Kings

Corporate Governmentality in the Dutch Colonial Empire, 1815-1870

In the nineteenth century, the Netherlands and its colonial holdings in Java were the sites of dramatically increased industrialization. Led by a group of "merchant kings" who exemplified gentlemanly capitalism, this ambitious trading project transformed the small, economically moribund Netherlands into a global power. Les mer
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In the nineteenth century, the Netherlands and its colonial holdings in Java were the sites of dramatically increased industrialization. Led by a group of "merchant kings" who exemplified gentlemanly capitalism, this ambitious trading project transformed the small, economically moribund Netherlands into a global power. Merchant Kings offers a fascinating interdisciplinary exploration of this episode and reveals not only the distinctive nature of the Dutch state, but the surprising extent to which its nascent corporate innovations were rooted in early welfare initiatives. By placing colony and metropole into a single analytical frame, this book offers a bracing new approach to understanding the development of modern corporations.

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List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements



Section I: State Formation in the Greater Netherlands



Introduction: Corporate Governmentality



Chapter 1. Aristocratic Restoration in the Nineteenth-Century "Greater Netherlands"



Section II: Corporate Governmentality in the Realm of the Merchant-King

Chapter 2. Policing the Pauper in the Realm of the Merchant-King

Chapter 3. The Cultivation System

Chapter 4. Manufacturing Commodity Chains: The NHM and Cotton

Chapter 5. "Sweetening the Pot": the Javanese Sugar Industry

Chapter 6. Weaving an Empire: G. & H. Salomonson and the "Social Question"



Section III: The Credit Mobilier and Corporate Assemblage

Chapter 7. Political Economy, the "Self-Regulating Market" and "Economic Governance"

Chapter 8. The Credit Mobilier: Constructing an Economic Sovereignty

Chapter 9. The Credit Mobilier and the Railways



Conclusion: Assemblage, Corporatization, and the Government of the Economy



Bibliography

Index

Om forfatteren

Albert Schrauwers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto. He is the author of "Union is Strength": W.L. Mackenzie, the Children of Peace and the Emergence of Joint Stock Democracy in Upper Canada (2009) and Colonial "Reformation" in the Highlands of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1892-1995 (2000).