2015.05.18 A new book "Great Divergence and Great Convergence. A Global Perspective" has come out

Springer International Publishing has published a monograph authored by Leonid Grinin and Andrey Korotayev "Great Divergence and Great Convergence. A Global Perspective". This new monograph provides a stimulating new take on hotly contested topics in world modernization and the globalizing economy. It begins by situating what is called the Great Divergence--the social/technological revolution that led European nations to outpace the early dominance of Asia--in historical context over centuries. This is contrasted with an equally powerful Great Convergence, the recent economic and technological expansion taking place in Third World nations and characterized by narrowing inequity among nations. They are seen here as two phases of an inevitable global process, centuries in the making, with the potential for both positive and negative results. For more information, please, visit http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319177793