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The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

By Erik Ringmar

Routledge – 2009 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

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Description

Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes that for sustained development to be possible, change must be institutionalized. Taking a global view, Ringmar investigates the implications of his conclusion on issues facing the developing world today.

Author Bio

Erik Ringmar is in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics

Name: The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia: Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Erik Ringmar. Why, from the eighteenth century onwards, did some countries embark on a path of sustained economic growth, while others stagnated? This text looks at the kind of institutions that are required in order for change to take place, and Ringmar concludes...
Categories: History of Economic Thought, Economic History