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Why Nations Fail The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

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ISBN-10: 0307719227

ISBN-13: 9780307719225

Edition: 2012

Authors: Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson

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Brilliant and engagingly written,Why Nations Failanswers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are?Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence?Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.10" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Preface
So Close and Yet So Different
Theories That Don't Work
The Making of Prosperity and Poverty
Small Differences and Critical Junctures: The Weight of History
"I've Seen the Future, and It Works": Growth Under Extractive Institutions
Drifting Apart
The Turning Point
Not on Our Turf: Barriers to Development
Reversing Development
The Diffusion of Prosperity
The Virtuous Circle
The Vicious Circle
Why Nations Fail Today
Breaking the Mold
Understanding Prosperity and Poverty
Acknowledgments
Bibliographical Essay and Sources
References
Index