A Theory of the State: Economic Rights, Legal Rights, and the Scope of the State

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Cambridge University Press, 2002 - Political Science - 289 pages
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This book models the emergence of the state, and the forces that shape it.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The State and the Enforcement of Agreements
13
ThirdParty Enforcement and the State
34
The Choice among Enforcement Forms
59
Anonymous Exchange Mixed Enforcement and Vertical Integration
79
Jurisdictional Issues
103
Collective Action and Collective Decisions
113
Tying the Protectors Hands The Agreement between Subjects and Protector
138
The Size and Scope of the State
198
Merger and Local Autonomy
217
The Distinction between Legitimate and Criminal States
228
Power Violent Conflict and Political Evolution
238
The Time Path of Change under Dictatorships and under RuleofLaw Regimes
250
Recapitulation and an Epilogue
267
References
277
Index
282

Legal Rights
157
The States Enhancement of Market Trade
185

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