Paths of Economic and Political Development

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Paths of Economic and Political Development

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This article develops a simple theoretical framework for combining the study of political and economic development. It applies this framework in the development of a theory of the creation and merging of democracy. The concept of comparative statics is discussed, along with an in-depth case study that shows the theory in action.

Keywords: theoretical framework; political development; economic development; democracy; comparative statics

Article.  9697 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy ; Comparative Politics

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