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Dmitry Travin

How the state gets richer: a guide to historical sociology

Moscow: Gaidar Institute Press, 2022. – 400 p.

ISBN 978-5-93255-585-9

In this book, Dmitry Travin, scientific director of the Center for Modernization Studies at the European University in St. Petersburg, talks about the most important scientific theories explaining the reasons for the formation of modern society. On the pages of the guide to historical sociology, we are talking about why some countries are rich and others are poor, why in some cases development turns into a destructive revolution, and in others it does not, why democracy is replacing authoritarian political regimes, and many other issues of interest to broad circles of intellectuals in Russia today. The book will be useful to all readers who want to get an idea of complex scientific theories explaining the development of societies in a simple and accessible form.