The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871 by Kevin Hjortshoj O'RourkeThe Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871 by Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke

The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871

EditorKevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke, Jeffrey Gale Williamson

Hardcover | April 29, 2017

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Ever 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 north-western Europe and North America, implied a dramaticdivergence 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 economistsand 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 andpolitically, 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 volume 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, finding that this was fastest inthe interwar and post-World War II years, not the more recent "miracle growth" years. It also identifies which driving forces were common to all periphery countries, and which were not.
Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke is the Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of All Souls College, and the Research Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He received his PhD from Harvard in 1989. He has previously taught at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Columbia Univer...
Title:The Spread of Modern Industry to the Periphery since 1871Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pagesPublished:April 29, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Kevin O'Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson: Introduction2. Agustin Benetrix, Kevin O'Rourke, and Jeffrey Williamson: Measuring the Spread of Modern Manufacturing to the Poor PeripheryEurope and the Middle East3. Steven Nafziger and Andrei Markevich: State and Market in Russian Industrialization4. Alex Klein, Max Schulze, and Tamas Vonyo: East and Central Europe5. Michael Kopsidis and Martin Ivanov: Industrialization and De-Industrialization in Southeast Europe6. Matteo Gomellini and Gianni Toniolo: The Industrialization of Italy 1861-19717. Ulas Karakoc, Laura Panza, and Sevket Pamuk: Industrialization in Egypt and Turkey, 1870-2010Asia8. Dwight Perkins and John Tang: East Asian Industrial Pioneers: Japan, Korea and Taiwan9. Loren Brandt, Debin Ma, and Thomas Rawski: Industrialization in China10. Bishnupriya Gupta and Tirthankar Roy: From Artisanal Production to Machine Tools: Industrialization in India over the Long Run11. Jean-Pascal Bassino and Jeffrey Williamson: From Commodity Booms to Economic Miracles: Why Southeast Asian Industry Lagged BehindLatin America12. Aurora Gomez Galvarriato and Graciela Marquez Colin: Industrial Growth in Mexico and Peru over the Long Run13. Gerardo della Paolera, Xavier Duran, and Aldo Musacchio: The Industrialization of South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia, 1890-2010Sub-Saharan Africa14. Gareth Austin, Ewout Frankema, and Morten Jerven: Patterns of Manufacturing Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: From Colonization to the Present: