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The origins of liberty : political and economic liberalization in the modern world

Author: Paul W Drake; Mathew D McCubbins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why would sovereigns ever grant political or economic liberty to their subjects? Under what conditions would rational rulers who possess ultimate authority and who seek to maximize power and wealth ever give up any of that authority? This book draws on a wide array of empirical and theoretical approaches to answer these questions, investigating both why sovereign powers might liberalize and when.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Origins of liberty.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)606951419
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W Drake; Mathew D McCubbins
ISBN: 0691057532 9780691057538 0691057559 9780691057552
OCLC Number: 37559748
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of liberty / Paul W. Drake and Matthew D. McCubbins --
Limited government and liberal markets : an introduction to "constitutions and commitment" / Douglass C. North and Barry R. Weingast --
Constitution and commitment : the evolution of institutions governing public choice in seventeenth century England / Douglass C. North and Barry R. Weingast --
Democracy, capital, skill, and country size : effects of asset mobility and regime monopoly on the odds of democratic rule / Ronald Rogowski --
The international causes of democratization, 1974-1990 / Paul W. Drake --
The political economy of authoritarian withdrawals / Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman --
When you wish upon the stars : why the generals (and admirals) say yes to Latin American "transitions" to civilian government / Brian Loveman --
Political structure and economic liberalization : conditions and cases from the developing world / William B. Heller, Philip Keefer, and Matthew D. McCubbins --
Afterword / Paul W. Drake and Matthew D. McCubbins.
Responsibility: edited by Paul W. Drake and Mathew D. McCubbins.
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