The Origins Of Power Prosperity And Poverty Pdf

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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Why nations fail? The origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

It summarizes and popularizes previous research by authors and many other scientists. Based on the statements of the new institutional economics , Robinson and Acemoglu see in political and economic institutions — a set of rules and enforcement mechanisms that exist in society — the main reason for differences in the economic and social development of different states, considering, that other factors geography , climate , genetics , culture , religion , elite ignorance are secondary. The authors contrast two types of institutions: extractive — aimed at excluding the majority of society from the process of political decision-making and income distribution, and inclusive — aimed at including the widest possible strata of society in economic and political life. With the exception of broad strata of society, the political decision-making process, according to the authors, inevitably leads to an attack on the economic rights of all who do not belong to the elite. And the lack of reliable guarantees of property rights and the opportunity to receive income from their enterprises among wide sections of society leads to a halt in economic growth. Therefore, in the absence of pluralistic political institutions, achieving sustainable development , according to the authors, is impossible. The authors cite numerous historical examples in support of their point of view, refer to the studies of many other historians and economists: the bibliography of the book contains more than scientific works.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Robinson Published Sociology, Economics. In the West are the 'haves', while much of the rest of the world are the 'have-nots'. The extent of inequality today is unprecedented. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, Why Nations Fail looks at the root of the problems facing some nations.

What explains the enormous differences in income per capita that exist across the world today? The question has been posed many times over. The gaps in prosperity that surround us in the modern age are much wider than those that motivated Adam Smith to write The Wealth of Nations in , which of course is where the modern discipline of economics began. Why is it, then, that certain nations are distinguished from others in terms of wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? Theories abound.

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Look Inside. Mar 20, Minutes Buy. Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power Prosperity and Poverty

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