The Rise of Empires

The Political Economy of Innovation

Authors: Ramesh, Sangaralingam

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  • -Explores the nexus of empires with a contemporary interest in innovation.
  • -Evaluates the relevance of traditional economic theory.
  • -Uses a cross-cultural approach to explore the economic and social progress of civilisations.
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This book describes and evaluates how institutional innovation and technological innovation have impacted on humanity from pre-historical times to modern times, and how societies have been transformed in history. The author interrogates the relationship between innovation and civilisation -– particularly  the dynamic whereby innovation leads to empire-building -– and  explores innovation efforts that stimulated economic and social synergies from the Babylonian Empire in 1900 BC up to the British Empire in the twentieth century. The author uses historical cross-cultural case studies to establish the factors which have given competitive advantages to societies and empires. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in political economy, economic history, economic growth and innovation economics.

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Dr Sangaralingam Ramesh is Economics Tutor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford, and a Teaching Fellow in Economics at University College London. He has been an Associate Professor in Economics at the Université Paris Dauphine GBD, France and Economics Module Leader at Kings College London, University of London, UK. He has published articles in the International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, the Journal of the Knowledge Economy and the Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Most recently he published China's Lessons for India, Volumes I & II (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Empires
Book Subtitle
The Political Economy of Innovation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01608-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01608-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01607-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 328
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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