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The mechanics of modernity in Europe and East Asia : the institutional origins of social change and stagnation

Author: Erik Ringmar
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Series: Routledge explorations in economic history, 29.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a new answer to the old question of the 'rise of the west': why did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth while others stagnated?

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ringmar, Erik.
Mechanics of modernity in Europe and East Asia.
London : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2004023473
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Ringmar
ISBN: 0203338588 9780203338582
OCLC Number: 252738049
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages).
Contents: Part Part I The logic --
chapter 1 The nature and origin of modern society --
chapter 2 The failure and success of East Asia --
chapter 3 The self-transforming machine --
part Part II Reflection --
chapter 4 The discovery of distance --
chapter 5 The face in the mirror --
chapter 6 Institutions that reflect --
part Part III Entrepreneurship --
chapter 7 Origins of the entrepreneurial outlook --
chapter 8 The age of the demiurge --
chapter 9 Institutions that get things done --
part Part IV Pluralism --
chapter 10 A world in pieces --
chapter 11 The polite alternative --
chapter 12 Institutions dealing with conflicts --
part Part V European paths to modernity --
chapter 13 Institutions and revolutions --
part Part VI China --
chapter 14 Reflection --
chapter 15 Entrepreneurship --
chapter 16 Pluralism --
chapter 17 Europe and China compared --
part Part VII Reform and revolution in Japan and China --
chapter 18 Foreign challenges, Japanese responses --
chapter 19 Japan and China in a modern world --
part Part VIII The future of modern society --
chapter 20 The new politics of modernisation.
Series Title: Routledge explorations in economic history, 29.
Responsibility: Erik Ringmar.
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