The Rise and Decline of Nations
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Rise and Decline of Nations


  • Author : Mancur Olson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300157673


The Rise and Decline of Nations Book Description :

The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world."[T]his elegant, readable book. . . sets out to explain why economies succumb to the 'British disease,' the kind of stagnation and demoralization that is now sweeping Europe and North America. . . . A convincing book that could make a big difference in the way we think about modern economic problems."--Peter Passell, The New York Times Book Review"Schumpeter and Keynes would have hailed the insights Olson gives into the sicknesses ...

The Rise and Decline of Nations
Score: 5
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The Rise and Decline of Nations


  • Author : Mancur Olson
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300030797


The Rise and Decline of Nations Book Description :

A leading political economist advances a new theory to explain the postwar shifts in the relative economic fortunes and positions of various nations and regions...

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery


  • Author : Paul Kennedy
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2017-01-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141983837


The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery Book Description :

Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in...

The Fix
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Fix


  • Author : Jonathan Tepperman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101903001


The Fix Book Description :

"Identifies 10 pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges including immigration reform, income inequality, political corruption and Islamic terrorism and shows that each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one, but one that has been proven in a real hotspot in the world, "--NoveList....

Why Nations Fail
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Why Nations Fail


  • Author : Daron Acemoğlu
  • Publisher : Crown Business
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307719218


Why Nations Fail Book Description :

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions....

The Rise and Decline of the American Century

The Rise and Decline of the American Century


  • Author : William O. Walker III
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501726149


The Rise and Decline of the American Century Book Description :

In 1941 the magazine publishing titan Henry R. Luce urged the nation’s leaders to create an American Century. But in the post-World-War-II era proponents of the American Century faced a daunting task. Even so, Luce had articulated an animating idea that, as William O. Walker III skillfully shows in The Rise and Decline of the American Century, would guide United States foreign policy through the years of hot and cold war. The American Century was, Walker argues, the counter-balance to defensive war during World War II and the containment of communism during the Cold War. American policymakers pursued an aggressive agenda to extend U.S. influence around the globe through control of economic markets, reliance on nation-building, and, where necessary,...

Rise   Decline
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Rise Decline


  • Author : Bruce Thatcher
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781365771279


Rise Decline Book Description :

Rise & Decline is a political science work that examines the history of six republics to identify common elements in their rise, decline and extinction. Ancient Athens, the Roman Republic, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Third Republic of France have all passed from the world scene. The United Kingdom and the United States of America still exist, but are in decline. While many things can cause the end of a nation, these studies show that the normal life cycle of a nation - its birth, rise, maturity, decline, expiration - is determined by the degree to which its citizens accept the principles upon which it was founded - its raison d'etre. Nations in ascendance are characterized by a critical mass of citizens attuned to their founding princi...

The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth


  • Author : Robert J. Gordon
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400888955


The Rise and Fall of American Growth Book Description :

How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further he...

The Decline of Nations

The Decline of Nations


  • Author : Joseph F. Johnston, Jr.
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-06-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1645720071


The Decline of Nations Book Description :

The Decline of Nations takes an in-depth look at the condition of the contemporary United States and shows why Americans should be deeply concerned. It tackles controversial subjects such as immigration, political correctness, morality, religion and the rise of a new elite class. Author Joseph Johnston provides many historical examples of empires declining, including the Roman and British empires, detailing their trajectory from dominance to failure, and, in the case of Britain, subsequent re-emergence as modern day nation. Johnston delivers riveting lessons on the U.S. government viewed through the lens of excessive centralization and deterioration of the rule of law. He demonstrates the results of weak policies including the surging Progressive mov...