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Political order and inequality : their foundations and their consequences for human welfare, Carles Boix

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Political order and inequality : their foundations and their consequences for human welfare
Title
Political order and inequality
Title remainder
their foundations and their consequences for human welfare
Statement of responsibility
Carles Boix
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Language
eng
Summary
The fundamental question of political theory, one which precedes all other questions about the nature of political life, is why there is a state at all. Is human cooperation feasible without a political authority enforcing it? Or do we need a state to live together? This question also reveals two further problems. If a state is necessary to establish order, how (and when) does it come into place? If it isn't necessary, what are the consequences for the political status and economic welfare of its citizens? Combining a wealth of ethnographical materials, historical cases, and statistical analysis, this book describes the foundations of stateless societies, why and how states emerge, and the basis of political obligation. This book models the economic and political roots of inequality, describes the causes of the stagnation of the preindustrial world, and explores what led to the West's prosperity of the past two centuries.--
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Boix, Carles
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge studies in comparative politics
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  • State, The
  • Common good
  • Equality
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Political order and inequality : their foundations and their consequences for human welfare, Carles Boix
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-293) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1. Tabula rasa; 2. Political order; 3. Technological progress; 4. Warfare; 5. Inequality; 6. Modern breakthrough; 7. Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17676885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781107089433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890011253
Label
Political order and inequality : their foundations and their consequences for human welfare, Carles Boix
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-293) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Tabula rasa; 2. Political order; 3. Technological progress; 4. Warfare; 5. Inequality; 6. Modern breakthrough; 7. Conclusions
Control code
FIEb17676885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 311 pages
Isbn
9781107089433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)890011253

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