Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty
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New York : Crown Publishers, c2012.
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1st ed.
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529 pages : ill., map ; 25 cm.
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English
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9780307719218, 0307719219

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [465]-509) and index.
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Why are some nations rich and others poor? Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of the right policies? Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Based on fifteen years of original research, Acemoglu and Robinson marshall historical evidence from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, from Korea to Africa, to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the West? Is America moving from a virtuous circle, in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted, to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? This book will change the way you look at--and understand--the world.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. A. (2012). Why nations fail: the origins of power, prosperity and poverty. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson. 2012. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. New York: Crown Publishers.

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Acemoglu, Daron and James A. Robinson, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.

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Acemoglu, Daron., and James A. Robinson. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012. Print.

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