Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress

Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress

by Lawrence E. Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465031757

ISBN-13: 9780465031757

Pub. Date: 05/18/2000

Publisher: Basic Books

The world at the beginning of the twenty-first century is more divided than ever between the rich and the poor, between those living in freedom and those under oppression. Even in prosperous democracies, troubling gaps in well-being persist. As the credibility of traditional explanations--colonialism, dependency, racism--declines, many now believe that the

Overview

The world at the beginning of the twenty-first century is more divided than ever between the rich and the poor, between those living in freedom and those under oppression. Even in prosperous democracies, troubling gaps in well-being persist. As the credibility of traditional explanations--colonialism, dependency, racism--declines, many now believe that the principal reason why some countries and ethnic groups are better off than others lies in the cultural values that powerfully shape nations and people's political, economic, and social performance. Many of the distinguished contributors to Culture Matters believe that value and attitude change is indispensable to progress for those who are lagging.Among the prominent scholars and journalists contributing to the volume are Francis Fukuyama, Nathan Glazer, David Landes, Seymour Martin Lipset, Orlando Patterson, Michael Porter, Jeffrey Sachs, and Richard Shweder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465031757
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
05/18/2000
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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