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London : Profile books, 2013
xi, 529 s., [16] s. obr. příl. : il., mapy, portréty ; 20 cm

ISBN 978-1-84668-430-2 (brož.)
Obsahuje bibliografii na s. [483]-509, bibliografické odkazy a rejstřík
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Contents // Preface • 1 // Why Egyptians filled Tahrir Square to bring down Hosni Mubarak and what it means for our understanding of the causes of prosperity and poverty // 1. // So Close and Yet So Different • 7 Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, have the same people, culture, and geography. Why is one rich and one poor? // 2. // Theories That Don’t Work • 45 Poor countries are poor not because of their geographies or cultures, or because their leaders do not know which policies will enrich their citizens // 3- // The Making of Prosperity and Poverty • 70 How prosperity and poverty are determined by the incentives created by institutions, and how politics determines what institutions a nation has // 4* // Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History • 96 How institutions change through political conflict and how the past shapes the present // x • Contents // 5- // “I’ve Seen the Future, and It Works”: Growth Under Extractive Institutions • 124 What Stalin, King Shyaam, the Neolithic Revolution, and the Maya city-states all had in common and how this explains why China’s current economic growth cannot last // 6. // Drifting Apart • 152 How institutions evolve over time, often slowly drifting apart // 7- // The Turning Point • 182 How a political revolution in 1688 changed institutions in England and led to the Industrial Revolution // 8. // Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development • 213 Why the politically powerful in many nations
opposed the Industrial Revolution // 9- // Reversing Development • 245 How European colonialism impoverished large parts of the world // 10. // The Diffusion of Prosperity • 274 How some parts of the world took different paths to prosperity from that of Britain // 11. // The Virtuous Circle • 302 How institutions that encourage prosperity create positive feedback loops that prevent the efforts by elites to undermine them // Contents • xi // 12. // The Vicious Circle • 335 How institutions that create poverty generate negative feedback loops and endure // 13- // Why Nations Fail Today • 368 Institutions, institutions, institutions // 14- // Breaking the Mold • 404 How a few countries changed their economic trajectory by changing their institutions // 15- // Understanding Prosperity and Poverty • 428 How the world could have been different and how understanding this can explain why most attempts to combat poverty have failed // Acknowledgments • 463 // Bibliographical Essay and Sources • 465 // References • 483 // Index • 511

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