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The Resource Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, (electronic resource)

Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, (electronic resource)

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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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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace. Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Acemoglu, Daron
Dewey number
909
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Robinson, James A
Series statement
ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • Economic history
  • Economic anthropology
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Failed states
  • Institutional economics
  • Poverty
  • Revolutions
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
Label
Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1743163
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • CONTENTS; Preface ; 1. So Close and Yet So Different ; 2. Theories That Don't Work ; 3. The Making of Prosperity and Poverty ; 4. Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History ; 5. "I've Seen the Future, and it Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions; 6. Drifting Apart ; 7. The Turning Point ; 8. Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development ; 9. Reversing Development ; 10. The Diffusion of Prosperity ; 11. The Virtuous Circle ; 12. The Vicious Circle ; 13. Why Nations Fail Today ; 14. Breaking the Mold ; 15. Understanding Prosperity and Poverty ; Acknowledgments
  • Bibliographical Essay and Sources References ; Index
Control code
u391001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (544 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847654618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1743163
  • (OCoLC)973231451
Label
Why Nations Fail : The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://EUI.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=1743163
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • CONTENTS; Preface ; 1. So Close and Yet So Different ; 2. Theories That Don't Work ; 3. The Making of Prosperity and Poverty ; 4. Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History ; 5. "I've Seen the Future, and it Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions; 6. Drifting Apart ; 7. The Turning Point ; 8. Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development ; 9. Reversing Development ; 10. The Diffusion of Prosperity ; 11. The Virtuous Circle ; 12. The Vicious Circle ; 13. Why Nations Fail Today ; 14. Breaking the Mold ; 15. Understanding Prosperity and Poverty ; Acknowledgments
  • Bibliographical Essay and Sources References ; Index
Control code
u391001
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (544 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781847654618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1743163
  • (OCoLC)973231451

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