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              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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              ISBN 9780241314319
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Hardback)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-pict...ure framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats. Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives. Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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              ISBN 9780241314296
              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Natural Experiments of History
                

              Natural Experiments of History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Diamond, Jared; Robinson, James A.

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              Some central questions in the natural and social sciences can't be answered by controlled laboratory experiments, often considered to be the hallmark of the scientific method. This book consists of eight comparative studies drawn from history, archeology, economics, economic hist...ory, geography, and political science.
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              ISBN 9780674060197
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2011
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
               

              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Paperback)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              • Pub Date
                7 Aug 20

              'As enjoyable as it is thought-provoking' Jared Diamond By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to desp...otism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms - and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats. Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives. Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse the future. 'In this highly original and gratifying fresco, Daron Acemoglu and Jim Robinson take us on a journey through civilizations, time and locations. Their narrow corridor depicts the constant and often unstable struggle of society to keep the Leviathan in check and of the Leviathan to weaken the cage of norms. A remarkable achievement that only they could pull off and that seems destined to repeat the stellar performance of Why Nations Fail' Jean Tirole, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2014 'Another outstanding, insightful book by Acemoglu and Robinson on the importance and difficulty of getting and maintaining a successful democratic state. Packed with examples and analysis, it is a pleasure to rea
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              ISBN 9780241314333
              Released NZ 7 Aug 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
                

              The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (EPUB ebook)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

              'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations FailBy the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-pictu...re framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives.Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse the future.'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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              ISBN 9780241981726
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              Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Role of Elites in Economic Development
               

              The Role of Elites in Economic Development (Paperback)

              Edited by Amsden, Alice H.; DiCaprio, Alice; Robinson, James A.

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              Elites play a crucial role in the development process. The impact they have on growth and development exceeds their representation within a country. This volume uses case studies from South Africa to China to seek an understanding of the relationship between elites and economic d...evelopment.
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              ISBN 9780198716433
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2014
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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              The Role of Elites in Economic Development

              The Role of Elites in Economic Development (Hardback)

              Edited by Amsden, Alice H.; DiCaprio, Alice; Robinson, James A.

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              Elites play a crucial role in the development process. The impact they have on growth and development exceeds their representation within a country. This volume uses case studies from South Africa to China to seek an understanding of the relationship between elites and economic d...evelopment.
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              ISBN 9780199659036
              Released NZ 27 Sep 2012
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series WIDER Studies in Development Economics
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              Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

              Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Paperback, Main)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              Why are some nations more prosperous than others? This book sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. It explains why the world is divided into nations wi...th wildly differing levels of prosperity.
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              ISBN 9781846684302
              Released NZ 7 Feb 2013
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Language (English)
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              Health Unplugged: Can Food & Technology Co-exist ?
                

              Health Unplugged: Can Food & Technology Co-exist ? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Robinson, James A.

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              Health Unplugged is about Keeping It Simple. When you go to your doctor and he or she tells you that you have to lose weight, that's all they tell you. Then they send you to a registered dietician and they give you a food pyramid chart and you still can't figure out what foods to... eat. They use words like glycemic index, amino acid, BMI, carbohydrates, and HDL, LDL. What does all of that mean? So you go out to the book store and buy books written for and by doctors and you still can't understand the words, a month later you still haven't lost weight. On my journey to losing weight, I have purchased at least 10 books/DVD's trying to figure out what to eat and what exercise to do. Half of the books I never finished reading because I just wanted to get to the parts that I needed. Health Unplugged has a grocery list of foods that you can eat and an exercise schedule that you can start today. My book goes straight to the point for people like me that just want to lose weight without the mumble jumble.
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              ISBN 9781452025278
              Released NZ 28 Jun 2010
              Publisher AuthorHouse
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              El Pasillo Estrecho: Estados, Sociedades Y Como Alcanzar La Libertad
               

              El Pasillo Estrecho: Estados, Sociedades Y Como Alcanzar La Libertad (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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              La libertad no es el orden natural de la humanidad. En la mayoria de lugares y de epocas, los fuertes han dominado a los debiles y la libertad ha sido aplastada por la fuerza o por las costumbres y las normas. A menudo los Estados no han tenido la suficiente capacidad para proteg...er a los individuos o, por el contrario, han sido tan fuertes que la gente no ha podido defenderse de su despotismo. La libertad solo surge cuando se logra un equilibrio delicado y fragil entre el Estado y la sociedad. El pasillo que lleva a la libertad es estrecho y solo puede recorrerse si se produce una lucha constante entre el Estado y la sociedad. Pero, ?en que consiste esa lucha? En un recorrido fascinante que nos lleva del mundo arabe en tiempos de Mahoma a las ciudades-Estado de la Italia medieval, de la Latinoamerica de las dictaduras a la Suecia que invento la socialdemocracia, de la caotica Republica de Weimar a la China imperial, El pasillo estrecho nos introduce en el que tal vez sea el proceso mas fascinante de la historia: el de la obtencion de la libertad. Una libertad que solo puede existir cuando la sociedad cuestiona el poder del Estado y de las elites, pero tambien cuando, al mismo tiempo, existe un Estado robusto capaz de defender nuestros derechos cuando estos se ven amenazados. ?Por que algunas sociedades han conquistado la libertad y otras se ven sometidas a tiranias o regimenes incompetentes?
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              ISBN 9786077478539
              Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
              Publisher Planeta Publishing
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              Language (Spanish)
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