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Why Europe was first : social change and economic growth in Europe and East Asia 1500-2050

Author: Erik Ringmar
Publisher: London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2007.
Series: Anthem studies in development and globalization.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An engaging and enigmatic historical review of the way in which some countries have become economic successes, leaving others in their wake.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ringmar, Erik.
Why Europe was first.
London ; New York : Anthem Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006022482
(OCoLC)70673154
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Ringmar
ISBN: 9780857287045 0857287044
OCLC Number: 654828922
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 416 pages).
Contents: The nature & origin of modern society --
The failure & success of East Asia --
The self-transforming machine --
The discovery of distance --
The face in the mirror --
Institutions that reflect --
Origins of the entrepreneurial outlook --
The age of the demiurge --
Institutions that get things done --
A world in pieces --
The polite alternative --
Institutions that deal with conflicts --
Institutions & revolutions --
Reflection --
Entrepreneurship --
Pluralism --
Europe & China compared --
Foreign challenges, Japanese responses --
Japan & China in a modern world --
The new politics of modernization.
Series Title: Anthem studies in development and globalization.
Responsibility: Erik Ringmar.

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An engaging and enigmatic historical review of the way in which some countries have become economic successes, leaving others in their wake.

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