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dc.contributor.editorO'Rourke, Kevin Hjortshøj
dc.contributor.editorWilliamson, Jeffrey Gale
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-27T10:07:25Z
dc.date.available2021-01-27T10:07:25Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46339
dc.description.abstractEver since the Industrial Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, industrialization has been the key to modern economic growth. The fact that modern industry originated in Britain, and spread initially to northwestern Europe and North America, implied a dramatic divergence in living standards between the industrial North (or ‘West’) and a non-industrial, or even de-industrializing, South (or ‘Rest’). This nineteenth-century divergence, which had profound economic, military, and geopolitical implications, has been studied in great detail by many economists and historians. Today, this divergence between the ‘West’ and the ‘Rest’ is visibly unravelling, as economies in Asia, Latin America, and even Sub-Saharan Africa converge on the rich economies of Europe and North America. This phenomenon, which is set to define the twenty-first century, both economically and politically, has also been the subject of a considerable amount of research. Less appreciated, however, are the deep historical roots of this convergence process, and in particular of the spread of modern industry to the global periphery. This book fills this gap by providing a systematic, comparative, historical account of the spread of modern manufacturing beyond its traditional heartland, to Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America, or what we call the poor periphery. It identifies the timing of this convergence (fastest in the inter-war and import-substituting post-Second World War years, not the more recent ‘miracle growth’ years), and identifies which driving forces were common to all periphery countries, and which were not.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBG General & world historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCZ Economic historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTK Industrialisation & industrial historyen_US
dc.subject.othermanufacturing, technological transfer, globalization, economic policy, catching up, convergence, poor periphery, economic historyen_US
dc.titleThe Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871en_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753643.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.pages410en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder: NYU Abu Dhabi


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