This book brings together a group of leading economic historians to examine how institutions, innovation, and industrialization have determined the development of nations. Presented in honor of Joel Mokyr arguably the preeminent economic historian of his generation these wide-ranging essays address a host of core economic questions. What are the origins of markets? How do governments shape our economic fortunes? What role has entrepreneurship played in the rise and success of capitalism? Tackling these and other issues, the book looks at coercion and exchange in the markets of twelfth-century China, sovereign debt in the age of Philip II of Spain, the regulation of child labor in nineteenth-century Europe, meat provisioning in pre Civil War New York, aircraft manufacturing before World War I, and more. The book also features an essay that surveys Mokyr s important contributions to the field of economic history, and an essay by Mokyr himself on the origins of the Industrial Revolution.
In addition to the editors, the contributors are Gergely Baics, Hoyt Bleakley, Fabio Braggion, Joyce Burnette, Louis Cain, Mauricio Drelichman, Narly Dwarkasing, Joseph Ferrie, Noel Johnson, Eric Jones, Mark Koyama, Ralf Meisenzahl, Peter Meyer, Joel Mokyr, Lyndon Moore, Cormac O Grada, Rick Szostak, Carolyn Tuttle, Karine van der Beek, Hans-Joachim Voth, and Simone Wegge."
Описание: A two-volume companion to Urofsky and Finkleman's new edition of "A March of Liberty", this reader provides students with a mix of both frequently cited and lesser-known but equally important historical documents and court decisions which have shaped the US's constitutional development.
Автор: Edited by Bert Altena Название: De-Industrialization ISBN: 0521532167 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521532167 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5421 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: De-industrialization processes have accompanied industrialization from the start, both regionally and globally. Most historical studies of de-industrialization focus on economic issues, including structural causes and forms of unemployment. Much less attention is usually paid to the social and cultural aspects. What are the consequences of de-industrialization for working-class families and their communities? How does de-industrialization affect working-class culture, trade unions, traditional labour parties, and the regional social, educational and cultural infrastructure? Are gender relations changed by de-industrialization? These subjects are explored by the contributors to this volume. Their essays deal with effects of de-industrialization processes in different contexts. In doing so they propose a wide scope for the study of industrial devolution.
Автор: Nayyar, Deepak Название: Trade and Industrialization ISBN: 0195635329 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195635324 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: 4610 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the THEMES IN ECONOMICS series, this collection of essays focuses on selected themes in trade and industrialization: the role of the state and the market in industrial development, the stock markets and the financing of corporate industrial growth, and linkages between trade, technology and growth.
Автор: J. K. J. Thomson Название: A Distinctive Industrialization ISBN: 0521522625 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521522625 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5421 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is a study of the development of Barcelona’s cotton industry from its origins in calico-printing in 1728 to its introduction of steampower in 1832. It thus describes the experiences of the leading industry of the city, and one which provides the only Mediterranean exception to the tendency of early industrialization to be concentrated in northern Europe. The book bridges the ‘pre-industrial’ and early ‘industrial’ periods, offering answers to such questions as: what caused ‘merchant capital’ to move into industrial investment? what were the links between ‘pre-industrial’ industrial activity and industrialization proper? is it apt to refer to the economic changes of these years as an ‘industrial revolution’? should industrialization be studied on a regional or a national basis? A further purpose is to provide an interpretation of the characteristics of the Catalan economy and of its relationship to that of Spain as a whole thereby contributing to the understanding of the ‘Catalan question’.
Описание: The Rise Of China Is No Doubt One Of The Most Important Events In World Economic History Since The Industrial Revolution. Mainstream Economics, Especially The Institutional Theory Of Economic Development Based On A Dichotomy Of Extractive Vs. Inclusive Political Institutions, Is Highly Inadequate In Explaining China'S Rise. This Book Argues That Only A Radical Reinterpretation Of The History Of The Industrial Revolution And The Rise Of The West (As Incorrectly Portrayed By The Institutional Theory) Can Fully Explain China'S Growth Miracle And Why The Determined Rise Of China Is Unstoppable Despite Its Current "Backward" Financial System And Political Institutions. Conversely, China'S Spectacular And Rapid Transformation From An Impoverished Agrarian Society To A Formidable Industrial Superpower Sheds Considerable Light On The Fundamental Shortcomings Of The Institutional Theory And Mainstream "Blackboard" Economic Models, And Provides More-Accurate Reevaluations Of Historical Episodes Such As Africa'S Enduring Poverty Trap Despite Radical Political And Economic Reforms, Latin America'S Lost Decades And Frequent Debt Crises, 19Th Century Europe'S Great Escape From The Malthusian Trap, And The Industrial Revolution Itself.
Автор: Bramall, Chris Название: The Industrialization of Rural China ISBN: 0199275939 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199275939 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 8043 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A welcome addition to a growing literature, this book highlights the economic and social achievements of the Maoist regime. Using a wealth of new data it shows that while many rural industries were initially inefficient, the workers employed in them acquired skills making the creation of a globally competitive Chinese industrial sector possible.
Описание: The prevailing view of industrialization has focussed on technology, capital, entrepreneurship and the institutions that enabled them to be deployed. Labour was often equated with other factors of production, and assigned a relatively passive role. Yet it was labour absorption and the improvement of the quality of labour over the course of several centuries that underscored the timing, pace and quality of global industrialization. While science and technology developed in the West and whereas the use of fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, were vital to this process, the more recent history has been underpinned by the development of comparatively resource- and energy-saving technology, without which the diffusion of industrialization would not have been possible. The labour-intensive, resource-saving path, which emerged in East Asia under the influence of Western technology and institutions, and is diffusing across the world, suggests the most realistic route humans could take for a further diffusion of industrialization, which might respond to the rising expectations of living standards without catastrophic environmental degradation.
Описание: Conventional historical accounts of European communism tend to delegate women to the margins. By focusing on female industrial workers in postwar Poland, Malgorzata Fidelis demonstrates that women, in fact, were central to the making of communist society both as subjects of policies and ideology, and as powerful historical agents in their own right. This book uncovers a dynamic story of political contestation between state and society, in which ideas and practices of gender played a surprisingly pivotal role. Through fascinating material ranging from previously untapped party and secret police records to ordinary people's letters to the press and oral interviews, the book offers new insights on the social impact of war, struggles on the shop-floor, the challenges of incorporating village girls into fast-moving industrial society, the societal resistance against women entering male-dominated occupations, and finally the unexpected consequences of liberalization and reform.
Описание: How did small European economies acquire the technologies and skills needed to industrialize in the nineteenth century? In this important contribution to a long-standing debate, Kristine Bruland looks at the Norwegian experience to show how a technological infrastructure was created, and suggests that much of this was due to the efforts of British machine makers who from the mid 1840s vigorously sought foreign markets. Providing not only basic technical services but also skilled labour to set up and then supervise the operation of the new machinery, British textile engineering firms were able to supply a complete ‘package’ of services, significantly easing the initial technical problems faced by Norwegian entrepreneurs. Kristine Bruland’s case-study of the Norwegian textile industry demonstrates clearly the paradox that Britain’s entrepreneurial efforts in the supply of capital goods overseas were largely responsible for the creation of the technical industrial bases of many of her major foreign competitors.
Описание: Deals with regional and global dynamics of trade. With contributions from leading names in the field of economic history, this book may be useful reading for scholars interested in global economic history, globalization and regional trade, and Asian studies.
Описание: Understanding Latin America`s recent economic performance calls for a multidisciplinary analysis. This handbook looks at the interaction of economics and politics in the region and includes a number of contributions from top academic experts who have also served as key policy makers, reflecting upon the challenges of reform.
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