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Author Ferguson, Niall.

Title The great degeneration : how institutions decay and economies die / Niall Ferguson
Published London : Allen Lane, 2012


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Description 173 pages, 1 unnumbered page ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Reith lectures.
Contents Introduction -- The human hive -- The Darwinian economy -- The landscape of law -- Civil and uncivil societies -- Conclusion
Summary One of the great puzzles of history is how best to explain the fate of nations - the wheel of fortune that raises up some and throws down others. There are a bewildering range of explanations, mostly contradicting one another, and embracing everything from climate to resources, from technology to plain luck. All societies are linked however by perhaps the most remarkable, tangled and elaborate of human inventions - the institutions that hold us together
Notes "Based on the BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures 2012"--Book jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-172)
Subject Civil society -- Developed countries.
Civil society.
Civilization, Western -- 21st century.
Civilization, Western.
Economic history.
Economics -- History.
Institutional economics.
Regression (Civilization)
Rule of law.
Social institutions -- Developed countries.
Developed countries -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Developed countries -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Author Ferguson, Niall. Rule of law and its enemies
ISBN 9781846147326 (hbk.)
9781846147432 (paperback)
Other Titles The D Generation of the West
The rule of law and its enemies