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Anpassungsfähigkeit und Eigentumsrechte als Wegbereiter westlicher Dominanz: The Rise of the Western World von Douglass C. North und Robert Paul Thomas

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Zusammenfassung

Mit einer wirtschaftshistorischen Betrachtung stellen Douglass C. North und Robert Paul Thomas die für sie essenzielle Frage nach Ursachen des hohen westlichen Wohlstandsniveaus und dem damit verbundenen Vorsprung gegenüber anderen Weltregionen in den Mittelpunkt wissenschaftlicher Analyse. Der Schlüssel ihrer Untersuchung liegt dabei in der Evolution institutioneller Arrangements, sowie in der Ausbildung effizienter wirtschaftlicher Organisationsformen. Insbesondere die institutionelle Anpassungsfähigkeit, aber auch glaubensbedingte Lerneffekte, eröffnen hier für beide Autoren sowohl Grundlage als auch Perspektive ihrer Beweisführung. Sie ermöglichen deshalb mit ihren Überlegungen, angelangt an einer Nahtstelle zwischen Wirtschaftstheorie sowie Geschichte, auch zahlreiche weiterführende Denkanstöße.

Keywords

Westen westliche Demokratie Staat Herrschaft Aufstieg und Fall Zivilisation Marktwirtschaft Eigentum 

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