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Douglass North’s Theory of Politics

  • Margaret Levi (a1) and Barry R. Weingast (a1)
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Douglass C. North, co-winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1993, became a major leader in historical and comparative political science and in the study of institutions more generally. His work proved particularly relevant for those interested in questions of state building, state variation, development, and long-term secular change.

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PS: Political Science & Politics
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  • EISSN: 1537-5935
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