Law, Economics and Evolutionary Theory

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Peer Zumbansen, Gralf-Peter Calliess
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Law - 384 pages
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Evolutionary theory belongs to the rare species of theories that are simultaneously fundamental and over-arching, implicating as it does numerous life contexts as well as an array of scholarly disciplines. Armed with a profound grasp of evolutionary theor
 

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Contents

state of the art and interdisciplinary perspectives
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1 The European Enlightenment the Industrial Revolution and modern economic growth
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2 The unbearable lightness of A useful knowledge and economic growth
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how romantic is it?
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a foundational concept for historical social science
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PART II Evolutionary theory in law and economics
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5 System and evolution in corporate governance
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6 Constitutional possibility and constitutional evolution
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on the paradox of laws origin and its supplément
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11 Geneculture coevolutionary theory and the evolution of legal behavior and institutions
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12 Making evolutionary theory useful for legal actors
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PART III Transnational law and evolutionary governance
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13 Transnational commercial law multilevel legal systems and evolutionary economics
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how to explain legal change in transnational and European private law
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the role of international standards and other offtherack regimes
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16 Transnational governance and evolutionary theory
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7 The expressive power of adjudication in an evolutionary context
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8 Forces shaping the evolution of private legal systems
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9 Legal evolution between stability and change
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