, The Great Divergence : China , Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy

@inproceedings{Pomeranz2006TG,
  title={, The Great Divergence : China , Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy},
  author={Kenneth Pomeranz and Mehmet Fazıl Genç},
  year={2006}
}
Why did modern economic growth start in the West, and not elsewhere? What was it about England that made it home to industrialization? Questions such as these, which surround the origins of industrial capitalism, occupied a central place in the sociological studies of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Even today, these very questions continue to haunt social scientists, albeit in different ways. As Pomeranz explains, older literatures – from the 19th-century classics of social theory to the… CONTINUE READING

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