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Published: 30 March 2017

410 Pages


ISBN: 9780198753643

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The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871

Edited by Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke and Jeffrey Gale Williamson

  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence
  • Explores the nineteenth- and twentieth-century spread of modern industry to the global periphery
  • Demonstrates how, in the twenty-first century, economies in Asia, Latin America and even sub-Saharan Africa are converging on the historically-wealthy economies of Europe and North America
  • Seeks to understand the economic, historical, and political implications of this shift in industry
  • Offers a comparative assessment of twelve regions: Russia, East-Central Europe, Southeast Europe, Italy, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, China, Northern Latin America, and Southern Latin America