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Author Grinin, L. E. (Leonid Efimovich), author.

Title Great divergence and great convergence : a global perspective / Leonid Grinin, Andrey Korotayev ; with a foreword by Jack A. Goldstone.

Published Cham : Springer, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 251 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series International perspectives on social policy, administration, and practice
International perspectives on social policy, administration, and practice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. And yet the Twain Meet: Great Convergence brings the East closer to the West -- Great Divergence and the Rise of the West -- Great Convergence and the Rise of the Rest -- The Great Convergence and Globalization: How the Former Colo-nies Became the World Economic Locomotives -- Afterword. The Great Convergence and Possible Increase in Global Instability, or the World without an Absolute Leader.
Summary This new monograph provides a stimulating new take on hotly contested topics in world modernization and the globalizing economy. It begins by situating what is called the Great Divergence--the social/technological revolution that led European nations to outpace the early dominance of Asia--in historical context over centuries. This is contrasted with an equally powerful Great Convergence, the recent economic and technological expansion taking place in Third World nations and characterized by narrowing inequity among nations. They are seen here as two phases of an inevitable global process, centuries in the making, with the potential for both positive and negative results. This sophisticated presentation examines: Why the developing world is growing more rapidly than the developed world. How this development began occurring under the Western world's radar. How former colonies of major powers grew to drive the world's economy. Why so many Western economists have been slow to recognize the Great Convergence. The increasing risk of geopolitical instability. Why the world is likely to find itself without an absolute leader after the end of the American hegemony A work of rare scope, Great Divergence and Great Convergence gives sociologists, global economists, demographers, and global historians a deeper understanding of the broader movement of social and economic history, combined with a long view of history as it is currently being made; it also offers some thrilling forecasts for global development in the forthcoming decades.
Other author Korotaev, A. V., author.
Subject International economic relations -- History.
politieke economie
political economy
management science
internationale economie
international economy
Management studies, Business Administration, Organizational Science (General)
Economics (General)
Management, bedrijfskunde, organisatiekunde (algemeen)
Economie (algemeen)
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319177809 (electronic bk.)
331917780X (electronic bk.)
3319177796 (print)
9783319177793 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-17780-9

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