Review of Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and Their Consequences by Carles Boix
Journal of Economic Literature
no. 3, September 2016
Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and Their Consequences argues that geography, technology, and wars determined the formation of a ruling class, inequality, and institutional development, rather than the other way around. Institutions are not a cause but a consequence. This relatively short book covers an enormous amount of material. I have sympathy for the basic idea of the book, but in some parts I would have liked to see more detailed evidence, especially on the more recent history and the Industrial Revolution.
"Review of Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and Their Consequences by Carles Boix."
Journal of Economic Literature,
Institutions: Design, Formation, Operations, and Impact
Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
Institutions and Growth