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Ideology and the evolution of vital institutions : guilds, the gold standard, and modern international cooperation

Author: Earl A Thompson; Charles Robert Hickson
Publisher: Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2001.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Earl A Thompson; Charles Robert Hickson
ISBN: 0792373901 9780792373902
OCLC Number: 46836861
Notes: Rev. ed of: Ideology and the evolution of vital economic institutions. c2000.
Description: xii, 406 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Armen Alchian --
Ch. 1. Overview. I. An Example: Significant Bilateral Exchange. II. Generalizing the Example: A Theory of Social Organization. III. How Optimality Criteria Depend upon the Political Environment. IV. Rationalizing Citizen-Efficiency and Distributional Advice. V. The Need for a Rapid Adjustment Process. VI. Achieving Rapid Adjustment: Vitalness and Effective Democracy. VII. The Economic Benefits of Effective Democracy: Efficiency Tests. VIII. The Impermanence of Dominance. IX. A Brief Readers' Guide for Specialists. X. The Evolutionary Argument: A More Detailed Readers' Guide. XI. Extension to Biology: An Evolutionary Principle. XII. A Summary of the Policy Framework.
Responsibility: by Earl A. Thompson and Charles R. Hickson.
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