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A not-so-dismal science : a broader view of economies and societies

Author: Mancur Olson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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This book shows that, in calling economics the `dismal science', Thomas Carlyle was profoundly wrong. Economic ideas have illuminated behaviour in all of the social sciences in addition to the  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mancur Olson
ISBN: 0198294905 9780198294900 0198293690 9780198293699
OCLC Number: 177342989
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 2000.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: Introduction: The Broader View ; 1. Big Bills Left on the Sidewalk: Why Some Nations are Rich and Others Poor ; 2. Innovation and its Enemies: The Economic and Political Roots of Technological Inertia ; 3. Economic Institutions and Development: A View from the Bottom ; 4. Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development ; 5. Overstrong against Thyself: War, the State, and Growth in Europe on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution ; 6. The Swedish Model: A Comment on Mancur Olson's Analysis ; 7. Affirmative Action and Reservations in the American and Indian Labor Markets: Are They Really that Bad? ; 8. Communities and Development: Autarkic Social Groups and the Economy ; 9. Law from Order: Economic Development and the Jurisprudence of Social Norms ; 10. The Nature of Institutional Impediments to Economic Development
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
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Accessible to a wide range of readers. * R.B. Emmett, Choice, Sept. 00. *

 
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