Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

by Peter Bernholz, Roland Vaubel

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Overview

The debate on whether political decentralization and interstate competition favor economic growth can be traced to the work of David Hume and Immanuel Kant. Bernholz (economics, University of Basle, Switzerland) and Vaubel (economics, University of Mannheim, Germany) collect analyses by historians, sociologists, and economists who test the Hume-Kant hypothesis in a non-European context, looking at qualitative and quantitative evidence from periods of Chinese, Indian, and Islamic Middle Eastern history characterized by long spells of decentralized rule and interstate competition. The book's readership includes scholars and researchers of Asian and economic history, political economy, and sociology. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843769194
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2005
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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