Christmas to your door NZ's largest range of gifts – Overnight delivery in NZ – Order up to 21 December Learn more

Business & Economics Books:

The Rise and Decline of Nations

Economic Growth, Stagflation, and Social Rigidities

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Rise and Decline of Nations by Mancur Olson
$56.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 9-11 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 12-15 December using standard courier delivery

Description

The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world. "[T]his elegant, readable book...sets out to explain why economies succumb to the 'British disease,' the kind of stagnation and demoralization that is now sweeping Europe and North America...A convincing book that could make a big difference in the way we think about modern economic problems."-Peter Passell, The New York Times Book Review "Schumpeter and Keynes would have hailed the insights Olson gives into the sicknesses of the modern mixed economy."-Paul A. Samuelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "One of the really important books in social science of the past half-century."-Scott Gordon, The Canadian Journal of Economics "The thesis of this brilliant book is that the longer a society enjoys political stability, the more likely it is to develop powerful special-interest lobbies that in turn make it less efficient economically." -Charles Peters, The Washington Monthly "Remarkable. The fundamental ideas are simple, yet they provide insight into a wide array of social and historical issues...The Rise and Decline of Nations promises to be a subject of productive interdisciplinary argument for years to come."-Robert O. Keohane, Journal of Economic Literature "I urgently recommend it to all economists and to a great many non-economists."-Gordon Tullock, Public Choice "Olson's theory is illuminating and there is no doubt that The Rise and Decline of Nations will exert much influence on ideas and politics for many decades to come."-Pierre Lemieux, Reason Co-winner of the 1983 American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy
Release date NZ
July 1st, 1984
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
276
Dimensions
77x77x19
ISBN-13
9780300030792
Product ID
1821851

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 330 Banana Points