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The Resource Culture matters : how values shape human progress, Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington, editors

Culture matters : how values shape human progress, Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington, editors

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Culture matters : how values shape human progress
Title
Culture matters
Title remainder
how values shape human progress
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The World at the Beginning of the twenty-first century is still divided between the few who are rich and the many who are poor, between the free and the oppressed. Even in the prosperous democracies, troubling gaps in well-being persist. Traditional explanations like imperialism, dependency and racism are no longer adequate, and increasingly observers are concluding that the principal reason why some countries and ethnic groups are better off than others lies in cultural values that powerfully shape political, economic and social performance." "Many, but not all, of the distinguished contributors to Culture Matters share this view and believe that value and attitude change is indispensable to progress for those who are lagging."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Huntington, Samuel P.
  • Harrison, Lawrence E.
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  • Culture
  • Social values
Label
Culture matters : how values shape human progress, Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Table and Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword/
  • Samuel P. Huntington
  • Introduction/
  • Lawrence E. Harrison
  • 1.
  • Culture Makes Almost All the Difference/
  • David Landes
  • p. 2
  • 2.
  • Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and the Microeconomics of Prosperity/
  • Michael E. Porter
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development/
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • p. 29
  • 4.
  • Cultural Typology of Economic Development/
  • Mariano Grondona
  • p. 44
  • 5.
  • Culture and the Behavior of Elites in Latin America/
  • Carlos Alberto Montaner
  • p. 56
  • 6.
  • Does Africa Need a Cultural Adjustment Program?/
  • Daniel Etounga-Manguelle
  • p. 65
  • 7.
  • Culture and Democracy/
  • Ronald Inglehart
  • p. 80
  • 8.
  • Social Capital/
  • Francis Fukuyama
  • p. 98
  • 9.
  • Corruption, Culture, and Markets/
  • Seymour Martin Lipset
  • Gabriel Salman Lenz
  • p. 122
  • 10.
  • Traditional Beliefs and Practices - Are Some Better than Others?/
  • Robert B. Edgerton
  • p. 126
  • 11.
  • Culture, Childhood, and Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa/
  • Thomas S. Weisner
  • p. 141
  • 12.
  • Moral Maps, "First World" Conceits, and the New Evangelists/
  • Richard A. Shweder
  • p. 158
  • 13.
  • Culture, Gender, and Human Rights/
  • Barbara Crossette
  • p. 178
  • 14.
  • Culture, Institutions, and Gender Inequality in Latin America/
  • Mala Htun
  • p. 189
  • 15.
  • Taking Culture Seriously: A Framework and an Afro-American Illustration/
  • Orlando Patterson
  • p. 202
  • 16.
  • Disaggregating Culture/
  • Nathan Glazer
  • p. 219
  • 17.
  • Law, Family Ties, and the East Asian Way of Business/
  • Dwight H. Perkins
  • p. 232
  • 18.
  • "Asian Values": From Dynamos to Dominoes?/
  • Lucian W. Pye
  • p. 244
  • 19.
  • Multiple Modernities: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Implications of East Asian Modernity/
  • Tu Wei-Ming
  • p. 256
  • 20.
  • Changing the Mind of a Nation: Elements in a Process for Creating Prosperity/
  • Michael Fairbanks
  • p. 268
  • 21.
  • Culture, Mental Models, and National Prosperity/
  • Stace Lindsay
  • p. 282
  • 22.
  • Promoting Progressive Cultural Change/
  • Lawrence E. Harrison
  • p. 296
  • Notes.
  • p. 309
  • Biographical Sketches of Contributors.
  • p. 329
  • Index.
  • p. 333
Control code
020000916185
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 348 p.
Isbn
9780465031764
Lccn
lc00022951
Label
Culture matters : how values shape human progress, Lawrence E. Harrison, Samuel P. Huntington, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Table and Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword/
  • Samuel P. Huntington
  • Introduction/
  • Lawrence E. Harrison
  • 1.
  • Culture Makes Almost All the Difference/
  • David Landes
  • p. 2
  • 2.
  • Attitudes, Values, Beliefs, and the Microeconomics of Prosperity/
  • Michael E. Porter
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Notes on a New Sociology of Economic Development/
  • Jeffrey Sachs
  • p. 29
  • 4.
  • Cultural Typology of Economic Development/
  • Mariano Grondona
  • p. 44
  • 5.
  • Culture and the Behavior of Elites in Latin America/
  • Carlos Alberto Montaner
  • p. 56
  • 6.
  • Does Africa Need a Cultural Adjustment Program?/
  • Daniel Etounga-Manguelle
  • p. 65
  • 7.
  • Culture and Democracy/
  • Ronald Inglehart
  • p. 80
  • 8.
  • Social Capital/
  • Francis Fukuyama
  • p. 98
  • 9.
  • Corruption, Culture, and Markets/
  • Seymour Martin Lipset
  • Gabriel Salman Lenz
  • p. 122
  • 10.
  • Traditional Beliefs and Practices - Are Some Better than Others?/
  • Robert B. Edgerton
  • p. 126
  • 11.
  • Culture, Childhood, and Progress in Sub-Saharan Africa/
  • Thomas S. Weisner
  • p. 141
  • 12.
  • Moral Maps, "First World" Conceits, and the New Evangelists/
  • Richard A. Shweder
  • p. 158
  • 13.
  • Culture, Gender, and Human Rights/
  • Barbara Crossette
  • p. 178
  • 14.
  • Culture, Institutions, and Gender Inequality in Latin America/
  • Mala Htun
  • p. 189
  • 15.
  • Taking Culture Seriously: A Framework and an Afro-American Illustration/
  • Orlando Patterson
  • p. 202
  • 16.
  • Disaggregating Culture/
  • Nathan Glazer
  • p. 219
  • 17.
  • Law, Family Ties, and the East Asian Way of Business/
  • Dwight H. Perkins
  • p. 232
  • 18.
  • "Asian Values": From Dynamos to Dominoes?/
  • Lucian W. Pye
  • p. 244
  • 19.
  • Multiple Modernities: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Implications of East Asian Modernity/
  • Tu Wei-Ming
  • p. 256
  • 20.
  • Changing the Mind of a Nation: Elements in a Process for Creating Prosperity/
  • Michael Fairbanks
  • p. 268
  • 21.
  • Culture, Mental Models, and National Prosperity/
  • Stace Lindsay
  • p. 282
  • 22.
  • Promoting Progressive Cultural Change/
  • Lawrence E. Harrison
  • p. 296
  • Notes.
  • p. 309
  • Biographical Sketches of Contributors.
  • p. 329
  • Index.
  • p. 333
Control code
020000916185
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 348 p.
Isbn
9780465031764
Lccn
lc00022951

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