1st Edition

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia
Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation

ISBN 9780415547703
Published December 8, 2009 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

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.



Erik Ringmar is in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics