How Cultural Values Shape Economic and Political Success
By (author) Lawrence E. Harrison
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Who Prospers by Lawrence E. Harrison
Book DescriptionWhat lies behind America's economic and social decline? Can racism explain the ghetto tragedy if two-thirds of America's blacks have made it into the middle class? Why have Chinese, Japanese, and Korean immigrants done so much better than Mexicans? According to Lawrence E. Harrison, the key to answering these and other questions is culture--the values of a people with respect to work, education, frugality, community, fair play, and progress.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465091676
(203mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence E. Harrison
Underdevelopment is a State of Mind, Hardback (March 2000)
Originally published in 1985, Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind_ was one of the first studies to examine Latin America's rocky development as cultural, rather than colonial, byproduct.
Pan-American Dream, Paperback (January 1998)» View all books by Lawrence E. Harrison
Central to the contrasts between Latin America and the United States and Canada are the fundamental differences between the Ibero-Catholic and Anglo-Protestant cultures. This book argues that a Pan-American community depends on shared values and institutions.
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Author Biography - Lawrence E. Harrison
Lawrence E. Harrison directed USAID missions in five Latin American countries between 1965 and 1981. He is the author of Underdevelopment Is a State of Mind: The Latin American Case, and was the U.S. member on the Haiti crisis mission of the Organization of American States in 1991 and 1992.
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