Structure and Change in Economic History
By (author) Douglass C. North
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Structure and Change in Economic History by Douglass C. North
Book DescriptionAt the core of Professor North's investigation is the question of property rights, the arrangements individuals and groups have made through history to deal with the fundamental economic problem of scarce resources. In six theoretical chapters, Professor North examines the structure of economic systems, outlines an economic theory of the state and the ideologies that undergird various modes of economic organization, and then explores the dynamic forces such as new technologies that cause institutions to adapt in order to survive. With this analytical framework in place, major phases in Western history come under careful reappraisal, from the origins of agriculture and the neolithic revolution through the political economy of the ancient and medieval worlds to the industrial revolution and the economic transformations of the twentieth century. Structure and Change in Economic History is a work that will reshape many established explanations of the growth of the west.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393952414
(211mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1983
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Douglass C. North
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In the Shadow of Violence, Paperback (November 2012)
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Understanding the Process of Economic Change, Paperback (April 2010)
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Institutional Change and American Economic Growth, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Douglass C. North
This book presents a model for examining problems of institutional change and applies it to American economic development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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