In the Shadow of Violence In the Shadow of Violence

In the Shadow of Violence

Politics, Economics, and the Problems of Development

Douglass C. North and Others
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Publisher Description

This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. Rather than castigating politicians and elites as simply corrupt, the case studies illustrate why development is so difficult to achieve in societies where the role of economic organizations is manipulated to provide political balance and stability. The volume develops the idea of limited-access social order as a dynamic social system in which violence is constantly a threat and political and economic outcomes result from the need to control violence rather than promoting economic growth or political rights.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2012
November 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
571
Pages
PUBLISHER
Cambridge University Press
SELLER
Cambridge University Press
SIZE
6.7
MB

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