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The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia : Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation - Erik Ringmar

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

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Published: 19th May 2005
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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.

The nature and origin of modern societyp. 3
The failure and success of East Asiap. 10
The self-transforming machinep. 18
The discovery of distancep. 29
The face in the mirrorp. 40
Institutions that reflectp. 49
Origins of the entrepreneurial outlookp. 63
The age of the demiurgep. 73
Institutions that get things donep. 84
A world in piecesp. 97
The polite alternativep. 109
Institutions dealing with conflictsp. 118
Institutions and revolutionsp. 129
Reflectionp. 139
Entrepreneurshipp. 152
Pluralismp. 162
Europe and China comparedp. 171
Foreign challenges, Japanese responsesp. 183
Japan and China in a modern worldp. 193
The new politics of modernisationp. 207
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ISBN: 9780415342544
ISBN-10: 0415342546
Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 19th May 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1