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The Resource Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, (electronic resource)

Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, (electronic resource)

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Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy
Title
Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy
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Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
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Economic Origins of Dictatorship & Democracy
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eng
Summary
This book develops a framework for analyzing the creation and consolidation of democracy. Different social groups prefer different political institutions because of the way they allocate political power and resources. Thus democracy is preferred by the majority of citizens, but opposed by elites. Dictatorship nevertheless is not stable when citizens can threaten social disorder and revolution. In response, when the costs of repression are sufficiently high and promises of concessions are not credible, elites may be forced to create democracy. By democratizing, elites credibly transfer political power to the citizens, ensuring social stability. Democracy consolidates when elites do not have strong incentive to overthrow it. These processes depend on (1) the strength of civil society, (2) the structure of political institutions, (3) the nature of political and economic crises, (4) the level of economic inequality, (5) the structure of the economy, and (6) the form and extent of globalization.--
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Acemoglu, Daron
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1960-
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Robinson, James A.
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  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
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  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Equality
  • Political culture
  • Dictatorship
  • Comparative government
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Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, (electronic resource)
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rdacontent
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CR9780511510809
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1 online resource (xv, 416 pages)
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online
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9780521855266
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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(OCoLC)64130765
Label
Economic origins of dictatorship and democracy, Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511510809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 416 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521855266
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)64130765

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