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Harrison, Lawrence E.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 180 publications in 7 languages and 7,681 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Originator
Classifications: HM681, 306
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Most widely held works about Lawrence E Harrison
 
Most widely held works by Lawrence E Harrison
Culture matters : how values shape human progress by Ha rui sen( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent scholars and journalists ponder the question of why, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the world is more divided than ever between the rich and the poor, between those living in freedom and those under oppression"--Publisher description
Underdevelopment is a state of mind : the Latin American case by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political success by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why have East Asian immigrants done so well in the United States in the face of adversity and discrimination? Why have the Chinese done so much better outside China than inside? Why have Japan, Taiwan, and Korea grown so rapidly and equitably in the second half of the twentieth century? What explains Spain's transformation into a high-growth democracy after centuries of poverty and authoritarianism? Why has Brazil's economy grown faster in this century than that of any other Latin American country? And what explains the paradox of America's blacks, two-thirds of whom have made it into the middle class mainstream, while the remaining one-third languishes in the poverty of the ghetto? According to Lawrence E. Harrison, the author of this myth-shattering but ultimately hopeful book, culture--values and attitudes--provides the key to unlocking these mysteries. Drawing on three decades of experience in Latin American economic and social development as well as extensive research elsewhere, Harrison shows how it is the cultural values of a people, with respect to work, education, austerity, excellence, family, and community, that largely explain why some succeed while others do not. Harrison argues that it is the erosion of these values that lies behind America's decline, evident, for example, in lagging competitiveness, declining real income for most workers, low savings rates, the persistent and growing budget deficit, and the savings and loan scandal, not to mention growing divisiveness within the society. Understanding how culture can facilitate--or impede--progress is crucial to a renaissance in the United States, just as it is to development in Third World countries mired in authoritarianism, economic stagnation, and social inequality. Who Prospers? suggests measures to promote cultural change that nurtures progress, both at home and abroad
The Pan-American dream : do Latin America's cultural values discourage true partnership with the United States and Canada? by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harrison continues his provocative but hardly novel thesis established in prior works, that the most important factor explaining US and Canadian 'progress' and Latin American 'underdevelopment' is 'the contrast between Anglo-Protestant and Ibero-Catholic culture.' Thus his answer to subtitle question is 'not necessarily' but a successful process will be very difficult"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itself by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Which cultural values, beliefs, and attitudes best promote democracy, social justice, and prosperity? How can we use the forces that shape cultural change, such as religion, child-rearing practices, education, and political leadership, to promote these values in the Third World - and for underachieving minorities in the First World? In this book, a follow-up to his acclaimed Culture Matters, Lawrence E. Harrison offers intriguing answers to these questions." "Drawing on a three-year research project that explored the cultural values of dozens of nations - from Botswana, Sweden, and India to China, Egypt, and Chile - Harrison offers a look at values around the globe, revealing how each nation's culture has propelled or retarded its political and economic progress. The book presents 25 factors that operate very differently in cultures prone to progress and those that resist it, including one's influence over destiny, the importance attached to education, the extent to which people identify with and trust others, and the role of women in society. Harrison pulls no punches, and many of his findings will be controversial. He argues, for example, that Protestantism, Confucianism, and Judaism have been more successful in promoting progress than Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam."--Jacket
Jews, confucians, and protestants : cultural capital and the end of multiculturalism by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multiculturalism--the belief that no culture is better or worse than any other; it is merely different--has come to dominate Western intellectual thought and to serve as a guide to domestic and foreign policy and development aid. But what if multiculturalism itself is flawed? What if some cultures are more prone to progress than others and more successful at creating the cultural capital that encourages democratic governance, social justice for all, and the elimination of poverty? In Jews, Confucians, and Protestants: Cultural Capital and the End of Multiculturalism, Lawrence E. Harrison takes the politically incorrect stand that all cultures are not created equal. Analyzing the performance of 117 countries, grouped by predominant religion, Harrison argues for the superiority of those cultures that emphasize Jewish, Confucian, and Protestant values. A concluding chapter outlines ways in which cultural change may substantially transform societies within a generation."--Publisher's website
Developing cultures : case studies by Peter L Berger( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of essays by leading scholars on the role of culture and cultural change in the development of countries and regions around the world
Developing cultures : essays on cultural change by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

''Developing Cultures: Essays on Cultural Change ''is a collection of 21 expert essays on the institutions that transmit cultural values from generation to generation. The essays are an outgrowth of a research project begun by Samuel Huntington and Larry Harrison in their widely discussed book Culture Matters the goal of which is guidelines for cultural change that can accelerate development in the Third World. The essays in this volume cover child rearing, several aspects of education, the world's major religions, the media, political leadership, and development projects. The book is companio
Culture matters in Russia--and everywhere : backdrop for the Russia-Ukraine Conflict by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays discusses modernization, democratization, and economic and political reforms in Russia and elsewhere, and asserts that these reforms can be accomplished through the reframing of cultural values, attitudes, and institutions. The contributors--who include three Nobel Laureates--strive to analyze and understand the role of culture in modernization, particularly relevant to Russian culture as tensions between Russia and the West heighten to levels not seen since the Cold War"--Provided by publisher
Wen hua de zhong yao zuo yong : jia zhi guan ru he ying xiang ren lei jin bu( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kultura ma znaczenie : jak wartości wpływają na rozwój społeczeństw( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wen hua de zhong yao zuo yong : jia zhi guan ru he ying xiang ren lei jin bu = Culture matters( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streit um Werte : wie Kulturen den Fortschritt prägen by Samuel P Huntington( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El subdesarrollo está en la mente : el caso latinoamericano by Lawrence E Harrison( )

1 edition published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evrei, konfutsiantsy i protestanty : Kul'turnyi kapital i konets mu by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

in Russian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Quiénes prosperan? : los valores culturales en el éxito económico y político by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subdesenvolvimento e um estado de espirito a questão latino-americana by Lawrence E Harrison( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Portuguese and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cultura importa( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cultura es lo que importa : cómo los valores dan forma al progreso humano( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Jolly Rinkers" ... Arranged by L. Harrison, etc. [P.F.] by Lionel Brandon( )

1 edition published in 1910 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Culture matters : how values shape human progress
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Charrison, Lourens 1932-

Harrison, Lawrence

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Harrison, Lawrence E.

Харрисон, Лоуренс 1932-

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Underdevelopment is a state of mind : the Latin American caseWho prospers? : how cultural values shape economic and political successThe Pan-American dream : do Latin America's cultural values discourage true partnership with the United States and Canada?The central liberal truth : how politics can change a culture and save it from itselfDeveloping cultures : case studiesDeveloping cultures : essays on cultural change