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The Resource Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

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Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty
Title
Why nations fail
Title remainder
the origins of power, prosperity and poverty
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Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Evaluates the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions
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10074699
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HB74.P65
LC item number
A28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the origins of power, prosperity and poverty
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Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5555359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 529 p.,
Isbn
9780307719218
Lccn
2011023538
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn729065001
  • (OCoLC)729065001
Label
Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
5555359
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 529 p.,
Isbn
9780307719218
Lccn
2011023538
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn729065001
  • (OCoLC)729065001

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