Growth Recurring

Economic Change in World History
Author(s): 
Jones, E.L.
ISBN: 
0198283008
Date published: 
January 1988
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
258

Growth Recurring is about the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed. Eric Jones proposes two fundamentally new frameworks. One replaces industrial revolution or great discontinuity as the source of change and challenges the reader to accept early periods and non-western societies as vital to understanding the growth process. It shows that growth occurred independently in Sung China and Japan as well as in Europe. The second framework offers a new explanation in which tendencies for growth were omnipresent but were usually - though not always - suppressed. The `obstacles to growth' are reviewed and tho se of general significance identified. Finally, the erosion of these negative factors is discussed, explaining the rise of a world economy in which growth has recurred and East Asia takes a prominent place.

 

This work analyses the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed: it re-examines interpretations centered around industrial revolution, and considers early periods and non-western civilizations as vital to the understanding of the growth process.

This work analyses the conflict in world history between economic growth and political greed, re-examining interpretations centred around industrial revolution, and considering early periods and non-western civilizations as vital to the understanding of the growth process.