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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daron Acemoglu; James A Robinson
|ISBN:||9780307719218 0307719219 0307719227 9780307719225|
|Awards:||Winner of Paddy Power and Total Politics Political Book Awards: International Affairs Book of the Year 2012.|
|Description:||529 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Why Egyptians filled Tahrir Square to bring down Hosni Mubarak and what it means for our understanding of the causes of prosperity and poverty --
1. So close and yet so different --
Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, have the same people, culture, and geography. Why is one rich and one poor? --
2. Theories that don't work --
Poor countries are poor not because of their geographies or cultures, or because their leaders do not know which policies will enrich their citizens --
3. The making of prosperity and poverty --
How prosperity and poverty are determined by the incentives created by institutions, and how politics determines what institutions a nation has --
4. Small differences and critical junctures: the weight of history --
How institutions change through political conflict and how the past shapes the present --
5. "I've seen the future, and it works": growth under extractive institutions --
What Stalin, King Shyaam, the Neolithic Revolution, and the Maya city-states all had in common and how this explains why China's current economic growth cannot last --
6. Drifting apart --
How institutions evolve over time, often slowly drifting apart --
7. The turning point --
How a political revolution in 1688 changed institutions in England and led to the Industrial Revolution --
8. Not on our turf: barriers to development --
Why the politically powerful in many nations opposed the Industrial Revolution --
9. Reversing development --
How European colonialism impoverished large parts of the world --
10. The diffusion of prosperity --
How some parts of the world took different paths to prosperity from that of Britain --
11. The virtuous circle --
How institutions that encourage prosperity create positive feedback loops that prevent the efforts by elites to undermine them --
12. The vicious circle --
How institutions that create poverty generate negative feedback loops and endure --
13. Why nations fail today --
Institutions, institutions, institutions --
14. Breaking the mold --
How a few countries changed their economic trajectory by changing their institutions --
15. Understanding prosperity and poverty --
How the world could have been different and how understanding this can explain why most attempts to combat poverty have failed.
|Responsibility:||Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.|
- Economics -- Political aspects.
- Economic history -- Political aspects.
- Poverty -- Developing countries.
- Economic development -- Developing countries.
- Revolutions -- Economic aspects.
- Developing countries -- Economic policy.
- Developing countries -- Social policy.
- Développement économique et social.
- Pays en développement.
- Disparités économiques.
- Croissance économique.
- Aspects politiques.
- Science économique.
- Histoire économique.
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