This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence...
To Be Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge
Revolutionized by the growing use of fossil fuels and electricity and the reduced costs of transportation and communications, international trade and migration has received an unprecedented boost in recent years. Using a theory of economic and political gravitation, backed up with both quantitative...
Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge
Markets, Norms, Structures
Japanese Economic Development presents three distinct approaches to understanding how and why Japan made the transition from a relatively low-income country mainly focused on agriculture to a high-income nation centered on manufacturing and services. In offering an eclectic account of Japan’s...
Published November 21st 2007 by Routledge
Technology, Urbanization and Economic Growth
Japanese Industrial History provides a detailed examination of the industrial development of the country since the Meiji Restoration (1868) and shows the extent to which Japan's own urbanization played a crucial role in its overall economic development. Indeed, the role of urbanization was shaped...
Published April 29th 2001 by Routledge