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What Is to Be Explained, and How

Ian W. McLean

in Why Australia Prospered: The Shifting Sources of Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154671
eISBN:
9781400845439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154671.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter sets out the evidence of Australia's economic prosperity, covering the entire era of European settlement, and includes comparisons with the performance of other selected countries. ... More


Truly Africa, and Wealthy!: What Africa Can Learn from Catholic Social Teaching about Sustainable Economic Prosperity

Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter attempts to show how, as the True Wealth of National project proposes, the economic and cultural criteria identified in the tradition of Catholic social thought can provide an effective ... More


A Periclean Economy?

Vincent Azoulay

in Pericles of Athens

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the nature of the economic prosperity of Athens during the time of Pericles. It first considers the existence of a Periclean oikonomia in relation to the birth of a “market ... More


The Economy of Fifteenth-Century Lucca: Manufacture, Trade, and Banking

M. E. Bratchel

in Lucca 1430–1494: The Reconstruction of an Italian City-Republic

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204848
eISBN:
9780191676420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204848.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The uncertain contours of Lucca's economic prosperity in the 15th century make it virtually impossible to link changing economic fortunes to the great events of Lucchese history as described in ... More


A Culture in Flux: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

JIMMY YU

in Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199844906
eISBN:
9780199949564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844906.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a unique time of exceptional tolerance of widely different social, intellectual, and religious practices, with different attitudes towards life and an ... More


Economic History, 1830–19961

Derek Winterbottom

in The Modern Period 1830–1999: A New History of the Isle of Man Volume 5

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237167
eISBN:
9781846313653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237167.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the economic history of the Isle of Man from 1830 to 1996, which, it explains, can be divided into five main phases. These include the period from 1830 to 1863, in which most of ... More


Conclusion

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis

in A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman.18
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book concludes with the phrase “Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose [The more things change, the more they stay the same].” Indeed, twenty-five years after the 1986 Commission on the Future ... More


After-development dynamics: South Korea’s contemporary engagements with Asia

Anthony P. D’Costa

in After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198729433
eISBN:
9780191796340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729433.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

South Korea’s development experience is well known. This chapter shifts the focus away from not how Korea did it but what does it need to do after achieving economic and industrial prosperity, ... More


Introduction

Margaret Schabas and Carl Wennerlind

in A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226597447
eISBN:
9780226691251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226691251.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Hume’s vision of an enlightened world was deeply wedded to commercial life. He laid down a maxim whereby happiness, both individual and collective, is directly linked to the degree of economic ... More


The Great British Reboot: How the UK Can Thrive in a Turbulent World

Alex Brummer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300243499
eISBN:
9780300252514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243499.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Taking a refreshingly realistic approach, this book outlines how our current moment can be reshaped into an unprecedented opportunity for economic prosperity. With a new long-term approach, Britain ... More


The Innovation Imperative

Steven C. Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Sara Jansen Perry, and Emily M. Hunter

in Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199330706
eISBN:
9780199364008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330706.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

This chapter begins by shining the spotlight on a single laser engineer—David Balsley—to highlight the increasing importance of innovation to America. Innovation—the creation of new products and ... More


Out of the Fifties

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck: And Other American Epiphanies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226314655
eISBN:
9780226314679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses how the 1950s were a time of fundamental transformations in American society, a time when the United States went fully megatechnic. Since the Second World War America has been ... More


A Brief Moment of Prosperity: Land, Opportunity, and Autonomy, 1845–70

in Cleansing Honor with Blood: Masculinity, Violence, and Power in the Backlands of Northeast Brazil, 1845–1889

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774567
eISBN:
9780804778480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774567.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the brief economic prosperity of free poor sertanejo families in Ceará, Brazil, during the period between 1845 and the mid- to late 1860s. It describes the emergence of a ... More


Community cohesion in Bradford: neoliberal integrationism

Jon Burnett

in Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420244
eISBN:
9781447301912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers an argument which states that the community-cohesion agenda represents a neoliberal governance programme of integrationism. It is in this programme that particular norms and ... More


Japan: Using Power Narrowly

Edward J. Lincoln

in Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262622189
eISBN:
9780262288224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262622189.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter finds that Japan has been unable to emerge as a global leader despite being backed by significant economic prosperity and military strength, but has been able to use its external ... More


Introduction

Tony Fitzpatrick

in After the New Social Democracy: Social Welfare for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064760
eISBN:
9781781700433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064760.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the new social democracy (NSD) and about imagining a social democratic future that diverts from the NSD. It examines how ... More


“Alone in the Backyard”: Swimming Pools in Recent America

Jeff Wiltse

in Contested Waters: A Social History of Swimming Pools in America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831007
eISBN:
9781469604664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888988_wiltse.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the redefinition of municipal swimming pools in the northern United States that began in the Progressive Era, when large cities designed pools to combat crime and juvenile ... More


Comparative Prosperity Arrives: September 1933–April 1935

Christopher Wilkinson

in Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031687
eISBN:
9781617031694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031687.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the evidence of the comparative economic prosperity enjoyed by black Mountaineers in West Virginia following the implementation of New Deal policies as reflected in a dramatic ... More


Introduction

Henry M. Mckiven

in Iron and Steel: Class, Race, and Community in Birmingham, Alabama, 1875-1920

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807845240
eISBN:
9781469603711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807879719_mckiven.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book focuses on Birmingham and describes it as something of a testing ground for the “New South creed.” The builders of the town imagined a society in which white men would join together on the ... More


Two Steps Forward and One Step Back

İlter Turan

in Turkey’s Difficult Journey to Democracy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199663989
eISBN:
9780191799341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663989.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Turning to the two original questions of whether a country that does not possess those attributes that are associated with democratic societies can achieve them under democracy, and whether ... More


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