The Political Economy of Predation: Manhunting and the Economics of Escape

The Political Economy of Predation: Manhunting and the Economics of Escape

by Mehrdad Vahabi


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ISBN-13: 9781107133976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2015
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Mehrdad Vahabi is Associate Professor at the University of Paris VIII and associate member of Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne (CES). His interests include political economy, economics of conflict, institutional economics, post-socialist transition and comparative economics. He is the author of The Political Economy of Destructive Power (2004) and has published in many peer journals including Public Choice, the Cambridge Journal of Economics, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Bulletin of Economic Research, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Louvain Economic Review and Revue d'Economie Politique.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The meaning of predation; 3. Domination, manhunting and conflictual costs and benefits; 4. Rational conflict theory, paradox of war and strategic manhunting; 5. Appropriation, violent enforcement and transaction costs; 6. Appropriation, the state space and the economics of escape; 7. Predatory nature of the state and democracy; Epilogue.

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