Of Rule and Revenue

Of Rule and Revenue

by Margaret Levi
     
 

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"A marvelous read, full of interesting lore and powerful ideas. . . . Levi has pushed the historical study of resources mobilization to a new height."—Aaron Wildavsky, University of California, Berkeley

"A magnificent book, one of the best blends of rational choice theory and historical analysis I've seen. . . . [Levi's] resolute focus throughout on rulers'

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"A marvelous read, full of interesting lore and powerful ideas. . . . Levi has pushed the historical study of resources mobilization to a new height."—Aaron Wildavsky, University of California, Berkeley

"A magnificent book, one of the best blends of rational choice theory and historical analysis I've seen. . . . [Levi's] resolute focus throughout on rulers' efforts to balance extraction of revenues against the compliance of their polities organizes this vast collection of material into a tight, compelling account."—Russell Hardin, University of Chicago

"Margaret Levi convincingly integrates institutional analysis and rational choice theory to provide powerful accounts of what state rulers do. This is an important book, certain to generate broad interest and debate."—Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

"I think the book will have a major impact. It positions itself in the macro-level literature and looks at states and the evolution of political forms. But it does so while championing the use of micro-level tools of reasoning and models derived from rational choice."—Robert H. Bates, Duke University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520067509
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/03/1989
Series:
California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy Series, #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Margaret Levi is Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington and author of Bureaucratic
Insurgency: The Case of Police Unions
(1977).

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