The Political Economy of Conflict and Appropriation
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Political Economy of Conflict and Appropriation by Michelle R. Garfinkel
Book DescriptionThis collection of essays departs from the conventional economic paradigm wherein individuals or groups choose among various productive activities for mutually beneficial trade. Each essay recognizes that where property rights are not well defined or easily enforced, individuals may forgo productive opportunities and engage in appropriative activities to compete for property, income, rights or privileges. Though the essays differ in their focus, each illustrates the importance of the institutional setting in determining economic activity. The first of the two sets of essays examines the allocation of resources among productive and appropriative activities in an anarchical political environment, without legal or constitutional tradition. Their objective is to understand different facets of the emergence of order and restraint on individual behaviour out of conditions with few or no assumed constraints. The second set focuses on different types of political institutions, illustrating how they shape conflict and economic activity, and how they themselves can be shaped by conflict.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521088268
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michelle R. Garfinkel
Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Peace and Conflict, Hardback (May 2012)
This Handbook brings together contributions from leading scholars who take an economic perspective to study peace and conflict. Some chapters are largely empirical, exploring the correlates and quantifying the costs of conflict. Others are more theoretical, examining the mechanisms that lead to war or are more conducive to peace.
Political Economy of Conflict and Appropriation, Hardback (June 1996)» View all books by Michelle R. Garfinkel
This collection of essays illustrates the importance of the institutional setting in determining economic activity.
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