Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. Shortlisted for the FT and Goldman Sachs Business Books oft the Year Award

Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson

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Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012.

Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary range of contemporary and historical examples, from ancient Rome through the Tudors to modern-day China, leading academics Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson show that to invest and prosper, people need to know that if they work hard, they can make money and actually keep it - and this means sound institutions that allow virtuous circles of innovation, expansion and peace.

Based on fifteen years of research, and answering the competing arguments of authors ranging from Max Weber to Jeffrey Sachs and Jared Diamond, Acemoglu and Robinson step boldly into the territory of Francis Fukuyama and Ian Morris. They blend economics, politics, history and current affairs to provide a new, powerful and persuasive way of understanding wealth and poverty.

A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank Guardian

Daron Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT and recipient of the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal. James A. Robinson is a political scientist and economist and the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University and a world-renowned expert on Latin America and Africa. They are the authors of Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, which won numerous prizes.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 544
Erscheinungsdatum 21.03.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84668-430-2
Verlag Profile Books
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/3,8 cm
Gewicht 458 g
Verkaufsrang 722


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mE die brillianteste Analyse zum wohlergehen von Gesellschaften. Etwas Geschichts- und Geografiekenntnisse sind vermutlich von Vorteil. Den Begriff "Creative Destruction" hat leider der neue Running Mate von Mitt Romney nicht richtig verstanden, der denkt immer noch Menschen sein Econs und nicht Humans

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