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Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu; James A Robinson
Publisher: New York : Profile Books, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are some nations rich and others poor? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of the right policies? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Based on fifteen years of original research, Acemoglu and Robinson  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Acemoglu, Daron, 1967.
Why nations fail.
New York : Crown Business, 2012
XI, 529 S., [8] Bl.
Druck-Ausgabe
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daron Acemoglu; James A Robinson
ISBN: 9780307719232 0307719235 9781847654618 1847654614
OCLC Number: 1015830374
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (XI, 529 Seiten)
Responsibility: Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.

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Why are some nations rich and others poor? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of the right policies? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Based on fifteen years of original research, Acemoglu and Robinson marshall historical evidence from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, from Korea to Africa, to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? Is America moving from a virtuous circle, in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted, to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? This book will change the way you look at--and understand--the world.--From publisher description.

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