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By Volker Bornschier

ISBN-10: 0203001249

ISBN-13: 9780203001240

ISBN-10: 0415354544

ISBN-13: 9780415354547

During this very important ebook, pre-eminent monetary sociologist Volker Bornschier analyzes progress and improvement within the outdated and New Worlds - the so-called 'developed' international locations. He exhibits how sociological and political components have a major influence on financial switch in these nations. The book is a major contribution to the burgeoning literature on social capital, belief and democracy and should be of curiosity to these within the fields of economics, sociology, politics and improvement stories.

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This is then an historical example where an element of the socio-cultural context embodied in C led to faster growth of capital formation and thereby to more economic progress. Although capital formation does not, at first glance, seem to be a sociological topic, there have been contributions to this from an economic sociology perspective which studied the capital accumulation of firms. 16 Another example comes from social demography, which has a lot to say about development of the potential labour force due to fertility differences across countries and time.

Backwardness need not mean a disadvantage (Gerschenkron 1962), because stragglers can profit from the accumulated knowledge of those societies which are already advanced through imitation. Thus, the stragglers can close the gap. For this kind of catch-up development, stragglers need less time than the pioneers did. These advantages of backwardness result in a so-called straggler or catch-up effect. Although the outcome is very similar to the prognosis in (1) above, it is explained differently. b Reference group behaviour, an argument to answer the question: what is the origin of the drive to learn from models?

The latter method is less biased since it is measured as a growth rate. If labour input is not comparable across societies, this will affect the growth rate less, as long as incomparabilities between countries remain the same over the growth period. partly matched cycles that theoretically account for techno-economic change. We shall come to this soon. First let me formally present the two models. In comparative perspective (comparing cases), with the new element in the equation in bold: growth of Y ϭ growth of Kb1 growth of Lb2 Cb3 (4) In dynamic perspective (comparing one case or a cross-section of cases over time), with the new element in the equation in bold: growth of Y ϭ growth of Kb1 growth of Lb2 Cb3 Db4 (5) In both of the models, represented by formulas (4) and (5), the impact Topics of economic sociology in this book 19 of contextual or dynamic factors can work both indirectly or directly.

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