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    Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty / Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.
    by Acemoglu, Daron.
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    New York : Crown Business, 2013
    Subjects
  • Economics -- Political aspects.
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  • Economic history -- Political aspects.
  •  
  • Poverty -- Developing countries.
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  • Failed states.
  •  
  • Economic development -- Developing countries.
  •  
  • Revolutions -- Economic aspects.
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  • Developing countries -- Economic policy.
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  • Developing countries -- Social policy.
  • ISBN: 
    0307719227 (pbk.)
    9780307719225 (pbk.)
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    529 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
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    Pbk. ed.
    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 -- 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? -- 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 -- 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 -- Small differences and critical junctures, the weight of history: how institutions change through political conflict and how the past shapes the present -- "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 -- Drifting apart: how institutions evolve over time, often slowly drifting apart -- The turning point: how a political revolution in 1688 changed institutions in England and led to the Industrial Revolution -- Not on our turf, barriers to development: why the politically powerful in many nations opposed the Industrial Revolution -- Reversing development: how European colonialism impoverished large parts of the world -- The diffusion of prosperity: how some parts of the world took different paths to prosperity from that of Britain -- The virtuous circle: how institutions that encourage prosperity create positive feedback loops that prevent the efforts by elites to undermine them -- The vicious circle: how institutions that create poverty generate negative feedback loops and endure -- Why nations fail today: institutions, institutions, institutions -- Breaking the mold: how a few countries changed their economic trajectory by changing their institutions -- 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.
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