Why Nations Fail
Yazar(lar) : Daron Acemoglu / James A. Robinson
Sayfa Sayısı : 529
ISBN : 978-1-84765-461-8
Özelliği : 153x233mm, 2. Hamur
Fiyatı : 15,00 £
Why is North Korea ten times poorer than South Korea? Why do the people of Nogales, Arizona earn three times as much as their neighbours across the fence in Nogales, Sonora in Mexico? 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 due not to climate, geography or culture, but institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of 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, economic expansion, more widely-held wealth, 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 and history to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.