Business and Polity: Dynamics of a Changing Relationship by D N Ghosh

By D N Ghosh

Company and Polity explores, via a number of fiscal and political formations during the last and a part millennia, correct from the Greco-Roman civilization to give day globalization, the habit of 2 strength networks: those that regulate the levers of political energy and people who have interaction themselves in wealth-generating actions. It strains the dynamics of interdependence among those robust networks and what occurs while one or the opposite turns into extra robust. The rational and logical strategy taken via the writer finds the hyperlinks that our sleek scenario has with the event of previous civilizations wisdom which may probably improve our skill to make educated judgements to form the worldwide destiny. notwithstanding the content material is educational and interdisciplinary in scope and nature, its lucid presentation will entice quite a lot of readers who're attracted to geopolitical matters and financial, political and company heritage.

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Till the early 5th century bc, the basic 3 4â•… Part Iâ•… The Making and Unmaking of Empires building block of Athenian society was the okios or household, which produced for its own consumption: production and consumption was governed not by other people’s money but by societal and familial relationships and motivations. By the 4th century bc, unrelated individuals, often in the city only transiently, sometimes operating from abroad, engaged themselves extensively in commercial exchange and profit-making activities.

We begin to see our times not as an everlasting present, but as a historical period. The contemporary world has come into existence through a very tortuous route. It has very Introductionâ•… xxxvii little in common with the road maps of history on which ideologues of every description draw their straight lines. Dissecting the Dynamics The potential energy inherent in any society often expresses itself in changing profiles of material output, patterns of employment and class distribution of income.

We begin with the Athenian world and its famed land reforms, followed by Rome and its fall, the Mauryan Empire and its benevolence towards trade, China’s land-based structure and its parallels with Rome, and end with the story of how the Arabs created a colossal empire in a very short time, essentially by taking a pragmatic attitude towards trade. Land was the main source of wealth, and farmers were the generators of wealth for the political superstructure. Polities that failed to look after land and farmers and balance their resource needs against the surplus generated collapsed.

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