Economic Backwardness

Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Feb. 10, 2017
Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800

Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800 by Regina Grafe
English | 2012 | ISBN: 0691144842 | 320 pages | PDF | 5,3 MB
From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia

Shale Horowitz, "From Ethnic Conflict to Stillborn Reform: The Former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia"
English | 2005 | ISBN: 1585443964 | PDF | pages: 292 | 5.2 mb

From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tanas.olesya at April 19, 2016
From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt

From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980 by Bruce J. Schulman
English | Jan. 17, 1991 | ISBN: 0195057031 | 348 Pages | PDF | 22 MB

This is a carefully executed study of the effects of federal economic policy in transforming the American South from the time of the New Deal to the present.

Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Dec. 5, 2015
Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years

Europe's Third World: The European Periphery in the Interwar Years by Derek H. Aldcroft
English | Feb. 2006 | ISBN: 075460599X | 230 Pages | PDF | 727 KB
The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe: Economics and Politics from the Middle Ages [Repost]

The Origins of Backwardness in Eastern Europe: Economics and Politics from the Middle Ages until the Early Twentieth Century by Daniel Chirot
English | Aug. 12, 1991 | ISBN: 0520076400 | 269 Pages | PDF | 1.23 MB

Reaching back centuries, this study makes a convincing case for very deep roots of current Eastern European backwardness.
European Conquest and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Moral Backwardness of International Society

Paul Keal, "European Conquest and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Moral Backwardness of International Societ"
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0521824710, 0521531799 | 276 pages | PDF | 1.4 MB

An Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Diversity and Industrialization  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Nov. 13, 2014
An Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Diversity and Industrialization

An Economic History of Nineteenth-Century Europe: Diversity and Industrialization by Ivan Berend
English | 2012 | ISBN: 1107689996, 1107030706 | 566 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Why did some countries and regions of Europe reach high levels of economic advancement in the nineteenth century, while others were left behind? This new transnational survey of the continent's economic development highlights the role of regional differences in shaping each country's economic path and outcome.

Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Oct. 23, 2014
Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform (repost)

Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform (Economics, Cognition, and Society) by Þráinn Eggertsson
English | 272 pages | 2005 | ISBN: 0472030396 | PDF | 6 MB

The emergence of New Institutional Economics toward the end of the twentieth century profoundly changed our ideas about the organization of economic systems and their social and political foundations.

A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 25, 2014
A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya

A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya by David Stone
Praeger | August 30, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0275985024 | 280 pages | PDF | 1 MB

This book brings to light Russia's undeservedly-obscure military past, rectifying the tendency of American and Western military historians to neglect the Russian side of things. Russia, as both a Western and non-Western society, challenges our thinking about Western military superiority. Russia has always struggled with backwardness in comparison with more developed powers, at some times more successfully than others. The imperatives of survival in a competitive international environment have, moreover, produced in Russian society a high degree of militarization. While including operational and tactical detail that appeals to military history enthusiasts, this book simultaneously integrates military history into the broader themes of Russian history and draws comparisons to developments in Europe. The book also challenges old assumptions about the Russian military. Russian military history cannot be summed up simply in a single stock phrase, whether perennial incompetence or success only through stolid, stoic defense; it also shows numerous examples of striking offensive successes.
Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform (Economics, Cognition, and Society) (repost)

"Imperfect Institutions: Possibilities and Limits of Reform (Economics, Cognition, and Society)" by Þráinn Eggertsson
272 pages | English | 2005 | ISBN: 0472030396 | PDF | 5,4 MB

The emergence of New Institutional Economics toward the end of the twentieth century profoundly changed our ideas about the organization of economic systems and their social and political foundations. Imperfect Institutions explores recent developments in this field and pushes the discussion forward by allowing for incomplete knowledge of social systems and unexpected system dynamics and, above all, by focusing explicitly on institutional policy. Empirical studies extending from Africa to Iceland are cited in support of the theoretical argument.