The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia: Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Mechanics of Modernity in Europe and East Asia

Institutional Origins of Social Change and Stagnation, 1st Edition

By Erik Ringmar


268 pages

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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.

About the Author

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

About the Series

Routledge Explorations in Economic History

This long established series provides a platform for books which break new ground in the understanding of the development of the modern world economy. Equally rooted in economics and history, the series is not limited to any particular period or region. Individual titles focus on particular countries, key industries, themes, or international economic relations.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory