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The evolution of a nation : how geography and law shaped the American states

Author: Daniel Berkowitz; Karen B Clay
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Series: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
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Although political and legal institutions are essential to any nation's economic development, the forces that have shaped these institutions are poorly understood. Drawing on rich evidence about the development of the American states from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, this book documents the mechanisms through which geographical and historical conditions--such as climate, access to water  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Berkowitz, Daniel.
Evolution of a nation.
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011014585
(OCoLC)711643698
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Berkowitz; Karen B Clay
ISBN: 9781400840540 1400840546 1283227487 9781283227483
OCLC Number: 753704881
Description: 1 online resource (x, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Legal initial conditions --
Initial conditions and state political competition --
The mechanism --
State courts --
Legislatures and courts --
Institutions and outcomes.
Series Title: Princeton economic history of the Western world.
Responsibility: Daniel Berkowitz and Karen B. Clay.

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Based on evidence about the development of the American states from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century, this book documents the mechanisms through which geographical and historical  Read more...

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