Vietnam Social Sciences, S. 4 (2014)

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SOCIAL SCIENCES WITH SUCCESS AND FAILURE OF NATIONS

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Tóm tắt


   Many nations experienced different periods of prosperity or decline. What are causes of the prosperity and decline? Did they take place inevitably or just by chance? Why did some nations achieve success; whereas others suffered from failure, although their conditions were not different a lot? Why did some nations become "powerful tigers or dragons"; whereas others still remained poor and backward? Based on knowledge of social sciences at the modern time, ones have been trying to find out answers to those questions. According to the author, papers in social sciences have by now answered more or less convincingly the causes of prosperity and decline of ancient societies. Some answers given by different scholars such as Jared Diamond, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson(1) still remain hypotheses, which need further analyzing, verifying and interpreting.


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Vietnam Social Sciences, ISSN: 1013-4328