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The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty by [Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson]
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The internationally bestselling authors of Why Nations Fail on how different societies develop, and resolve, or fail to resolve, conflicts --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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By the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, based on decades of research, this powerful new big-picture framework explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms- and explains how liberty can thrive despite new threats.

Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. This struggle becomes self-reinforcing, inducing both state and society to develop a richer array of capacities, thus affecting the peacefulness of societies, the success of economies and how people experience their daily lives.

Explaining this new framework through compelling stories from around the world, in history and from today - and through a single diagram on which the development of any state can be plotted - this masterpiece helps us understand the past and present, and analyse the future.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07MCRLV2K
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Books (24 September 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 40417 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless book
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5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing theory based on great history
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5.0 out of 5 stars States, societies and the fate of liberty
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5.0 out of 5 stars States, societies and the fate of liberty
Reviewed in India on 11 November 2019
Well researched, very well written, maintained the standard of why nations fail?
Definitely recommend this book if you are interested in knowing relationship between States, societies.
How you can have liberty in between narrow corridors of state and society.
The journey through different societies, states and power leviathan is fascinating.
For me it is 6 star book.
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A most concise and precise understanding of Western Polirical Thought from a realist pardagim of IR thought, with significant emphasis upon political economy and political philosophy, with great empirical details, that further help.surmising the data.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for the age of state supremacy and public surrender
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