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Structure and Change in Economic History Douglass C. North

Structure and Change in Economic History

Douglass C. North

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ISBN : 9780393952414
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240 pages
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At the core of Prof. Norths investigation is the question of property rights, the arrangements individuals & groups have made thru history to deal with the fundamental economic problem of scarce resources.In six theoretical chapters, NorthMoreAt the core of Prof. Norths investigation is the question of property rights, the arrangements individuals & groups have made thru history to deal with the fundamental economic problem of scarce resources.In six theoretical chapters, North examines the structure of economic systems, outlines an economic theory of the state & the ideologies that undergird various modes of economic organization, & then explores the dynamic forces such as new technologies that cause institutions to adapt in order to survive. With this analytical framework in place, major phases in Western history come under careful reappraisal, from the origins of agriculture & the neolithic revolution thru the political economy of the ancient & medieval worlds to the industrial revolution & the economic transformations of the 20th century.Structure & Change in Economic History is a work that will reshape many established explanations of the growth of the west.