Events

Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.

Putin's Great Gamble is About to Backfire
Commentary
Putin's Great Gamble is About to Backfire
Three Myth Busters About the Land of the Free
Commentary
Three Myth Busters About the Land of the Free
Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium Essays
Publications
Why Do Societies Prosper? 2014 Charles Street Symposium Essays
Using the Word “Genocide”: How to Fight Genocide Denial Without Infringing Free Speech
Events
Using the Word “Genocide”: How to Fight Genocide Denial Without Infringing Free Speech
Magna Carta—800 Years On
Events
Magna Carta—800 Years On
Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda
Publications
Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda
What does prosperity mean to you?

In the lead up to the launch of the 2014 Legatum Prosperity IndexTM, we asked some well-known (and some less well-known) faces to come up with a definition of prosperity in less than 2 minutes.
Click here for the results

Events

Philanthropy in Transitions

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2015

Philanthropy in Transitions

Coming Soon

15

Dec

2014

2015: A Dark Year for Venezuela

15

Jan

2015

Rome’s Economic Revolution

19

Jan

2015

Machiavelli’s Utopia: New Light on Machiavelli, Erasmus and More

20

Jan

2015

Chloe Smith: Would You Employ a Young Person?

Publications

2015: A Dark Year for Venezuela

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lack of economic opportunities, steep inflation, poverty, crime, lower oil prices and repressive political systems could all make for an 'unhappy New Year' in ...

Unlocking the Potential of African Prosperity

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Legatum Institute's Novella Bottini and Solène Dengler look at the key findings from the 2014 'Africa Prosperity Report', assessing the reality of ...

Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, examines three famous theories of the Industrial Revolution, and shows why they do not tell us the ...

Putin's Great Gamble is About to Backfire

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Since the invasion of Crimea, Russia's President has been conducting an experiment in anti-western rebellion, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions ...

How the U.S. Can Help North Africa's Democracy Champion

Thursday, April 03, 2014

On April 4, Tunisia's Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa will meet with President Obama during an official visit to Washington, and will kick off the first session of ...

Burma's Senseless Census

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Next year, Burma will embark on its first census-taking process in more than three decades. It's an opportunity, but it's also a significant risk. On the one ...

Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

KIEV - For Ukraine's far-right groups, the revolution is unfinished. Their politicians and paramilitary movements are continuing the hunt for enemies ...

Shoring Up the Fragile State

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Why do some democratic transitions work while others fail? The answer has less to do with formal institutions and politics than with the dynamics within ...

SEALed and Delivered in Libya

Monday, March 31, 2014

President Obama pulled off a master stroke this week. He deployed U.S. military force in support of an infant democracy that desperately needs our help. The ...

War of Words

Monday, March 31, 2014

The United States and the European Union have imposed sanctions on dozens of high-ranking Russians in retaliation for Moscow's seizure and annexation of ...

Videos

Looting Ukraine: The East, the West and the Corruption of a Country (Full Version)

Looting Ukraine: The East, the West and the Corruption of a Country (Full Version)

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 2) - with Nick Grono and Monique Villa

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 2) - with Nick Grono and Monique Villa

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 1) - with Frank Field MP and Professor John Oldfield

Slavery and Abolition: Then & Now (Pt 1) - with Frank Field MP and Professor John Oldfield