Power And Prosperity: Outgrowing Communist And Capitalist Dictatorships: Outgrowing Communist and Capitalist Dictatorships

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Basic Books, Nov 20, 2000 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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This final work by a world-renowned economist will take its place among the classics of political economy
  

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User Review  - Miro - LibraryThing

If there is a leading economic text to act as a guide to the new milenium it is probably this one. Olson firmly rejects the idea that economics can be understood without the political context of power ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen Hull - Goodreads

So what do you do if you're fascinated by science but are incapable of scientific rigour, you're fascinated by math but you're crap at it and you're fascinated by philosophy but are incapable of thinking logically? Easy: become an economist! Read full review

Contents

THE LOGIC OF POWER
2
TIME TAKINGS AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
26
COASEIAN BARGAINS TRANSACTIONS COSTS AND ANARCHY
46
RATIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND IRRATIONAL SOCIETIES
70
GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
90
THE SOURCES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CORRUPTION
102
THE THEORY OF SOVIETTYPE AUTOCRACIES
112
THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNISM AND ITS LEGACY
136
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TRANSITION
156
THE KINDS OF MARKETS NEEDED FOR PROSPERITY
174
Notes
202
Bibliography
222
Index
228
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Mancur Olson (1932-1998) was the Chair and Principal Investigator of the Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. His books The Logic of Collective Action and The Rise and Decline of Nations have been translated into nine languages.

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