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The narrow corridor : states, societies, and the fate of liberty / Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735224384
  • ISBN: 0735224382
  • ISBN: 9781984879189
  • ISBN: 1984879189
  • Physical Description: xvii, 558 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 519-541) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
How does history end? -- The Red Queen -- Will to power -- Economics outside the corridor -- Allegory of good government -- The European scissors -- Mandate of Heaven -- Broken Red Queen -- Devil in the details -- What's the matter with Ferguson? -- The paper Leviathan -- Wahhab's children -- Red Queen out of control -- Into the corridor -- Living with the Leviathan.
Summary, etc.:
"A crucial new big-picture framework that answers the question of how liberty flourishes in some states but falls to authoritarianism or anarchy in others--and explains how it can continue to thrive despite new threats"-- Provided by publisher.
The most fundamental definition of liberty is that people are free from violence, intimidation, and other demeaning acts. Acemoglu and Robinson examine how and why human societies have achieved liberty-- or failed to achieve it. Believing that liberty is a basic aspiration of all human beings, they examine why it has been rare in history-- and is rare today. -- adapted from foreword.
Subject: Liberty.
State, The.
Power (Social sciences) > Political aspects.
Direct democracy.
Decentralization in government.
Executive power.
Violence > Political aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Comparative Politics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
Decentralization in government.
Direct democracy.
Executive power.
Liberty.
State, The.
Violence > Political aspects.