The Political Economy of Theocracy

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byRonald Wintrobe, Mario Ferrero

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This book consists of essays by leading scholars in economics and political science which try deepen our understanding of how theocratic regimes behave, by taking a rational choice approach in theory, by providing excellent and up to date empirical surveys by leading scholars of the economic performance of Iran and of Muslim countries in general, and by looking at the behavior of historical theocracies.

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This book consists of essays by leading scholars in economics and political science which try deepen our understanding of how theocratic regimes behave, by taking a rational choice approach in theory, by providing excellent and up to date empirical surveys by leading scholars of the economic performance of Iran and of Muslim countries ...

Ronald Wintrobe is Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. Mario Ferrero is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.62 × 6.32 × 0.81 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230613101

ISBN - 13:9780230613102

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Table of Contents

Introduction* Theocracy and the Separation of Powers *The Economics of Theocracy*Serving God in a Largely Theocratic Society: Rivalry and  Cooperation between Church and King* Theocracy, Natural Spiritual Monopoly and Dictatorship *On the Economics of the Socialist Theocracy of the Jesuits in Paraguay (1609-1767)*Combining Autocracy and Majority Voting: The Canonical Succession Rules of the Latin Church*Theocracy and the Evolution of Morals*Theocracy as a Screening Device*Learning and Imitation by Theocracies*An Essay on the Muslim Gap: Religiosity and the Political System*The Political Economy of a Semi-Industrialized Theocratic State: The Islamic Republic of Iran