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Innovation and Its Enemies: The Economic and Political Roots of Technological Inertia

Joel Mokyr

in A Not-so-dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294900
eISBN:
9780191596728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294905.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Provides additional reasons (other than those advanced in the last chapter) for concluding that the rate at which a country grows is not predetermined by its endowments, but depends much more on the ... More


Losing Touch: The Cultural Conditions of Worker Accommodation and Resistance

Stephen A. Marglin

in Dominating Knowledge: Development, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286943
eISBN:
9780191684531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286943.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the influence of the Western intellectual model on the cultural conditions of worker accommodation and resistance. It argues that the transformation of work into its modern ... More


The Formation of the Republican Institutions

Andrea Lorenzo Capussela

in The Political Economy of Italy's Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198796992
eISBN:
9780191838620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796992.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

This chapter reviews the evolution of Italy’s social order and institutions between the end of Fascism, in 1943, and the early 1950s. The peninsula was a battlefield for two years, during 1943–5. War ... More


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