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Edited by Peter Bernholz and Roland Vaubel

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Gu_nther Distelrath, Ken’ichi Tomobe and John Powelson

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Deepak Lal, Dietmar Rothermund and Erich Weede

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Peter Bernholz and Roland Vaubel

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Timur Kuran, Peter Bernholz, Michael Cook, Toby E. Huff and R. Stephen Humphreys

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Pak Hung Mo, Mark Elvin, Toby E. Huff, Li Chen and Ugurlu Soylu

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Edited by Peter Bernholz and Roland Vaubel

Do political decentralisation and inter state competition favour innovation and growth? There has long been a lively debate surrounding this question, going back to David Hume and Immanuel Kant. This book is a new attempt to test its veracity. The existing literature tends to assume that the beneficial effects of inter state competition have been confined to European history. By contrast, China, India and the Islamic Middle East are regarded as inherently imperial and overcentralised. However, these civilisations have not always been unified politically. In their history, there have been long spells of decentralised rule or inter state competition. The same is true for Japan. If the Hume–Kant hypothesis is correct, it should also apply to those periods. This volume analyses the qualitative and quantitative evidence.
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Jean Baechler, Michael Cook and Mark Elvin