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Weingast, Barry R.

Works: 139 works in 325 publications in 5 languages and 7,044 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Thesis advisor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Barry R Weingast
Most widely held works by Barry R Weingast
Violence and social orders : a conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history by Douglass C North( )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This study integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked
Preferences and situations : points of intersection between historical and rational choice institutionalism by Ira Katznelson( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scholarly gulf has tended to divide historians, political scientists, and social movement theorists on how people develop and act on their preferences. Rational choice scholars assumed that people - regardless of the time and place in which they live - try to achieve certain goals, like maximizing their personal wealth or power. In contrast, comparative historical scholars have emphasized historical context in explaining people's behavior. Recently, a common emphasis on how institutions - such as unions or governments - influence people's preferences in particular situations has emerged, promising to narrow the divide between the two intellectual camps. In Preferences and Situations, editors Ira Katznelson and Barry R. Weingast seek to expand that common ground by bringing together an esteemed group of contributors to address the ways in which institutions, in their wider historical setting, induce people to behave in certain ways and steer the course of history."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of political economy by Oxford University Press Staff( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Handbook views political economy as a set of methodologies, typically associated with economies, but now part and parcel of political science itself, that are used to explain political and economic phenomena at both the micro and macro level
In the shadow of violence : politics, economics, and the problem of development by Douglass C North( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book applies the conceptual framework of Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis and Barry R. Weingast's Violence and Social Orders (Cambridge University Press, 2009) to nine developing countries. The cases show how political control of economic privileges is used to limit violence and coordinate coalitions of powerful organizations. Rather than castigating politicians and elites as simply corrupt, the case studies illustrate why development is so difficult to achieve in societies where the role of economic organizations is manipulated to provide political balance and stability. The volume develops the idea of limited-access social order as a dynamic social system in which violence is constantly a threat and political and economic outcomes result from the need to control violence rather than promoting economic growth or political rights"--
Democracy in divided societies : electoral engineering for conflict management by Ben Reilly( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reilly analyses the design of electoral systems for divided societies, examining various divided societies which utilise 'vote-pooling' systems - including Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland and Fiji. Political institutions which encourage broad-based, aggregative political parties can, under certain conditions, encourage moderate, accommodatory political competition - influencing the trajectory of democratization in transitional states
The new federalism : can the states be trusted?( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates whether returning a variety of regulatory and police powers back to the states will yield better government. It poses the provocative question, Can the states be trusted? and emerges with a qualified yes. Essays by John Ferejohn, Ronald McKinnon, Thomas Nechyba, Richard Revesz, Roberta Romano, Craig Volden, and Barry R. Weingast
Positive theories of congressional institutions( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korean political and economic development : crisis, security, and institutional rebalancing by Jongryn Mo( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mo and Weingast study three critical turning points in South Korea's remarkable transformation and offer a new view of how Korea was able to maintain pro-development policies with sustained growth by resolving repeated crises in favor of rebalancing and greater political and economic openness"--Provided by publisher
Political institutions and financial development( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economists have long maintained that a well-developed and functioning financial system is a vital prerequisite to economic growth. Countries with robust banking sectors and securities markets?that is, countries in which credit cards, loans, mortgages, and the ability to issue stocks and bonds are available to a broad swath of consumers and businesses?are more prosperous than countries that restrict such access to a favored elite. What is less clear is why some countries develop better financial systems than others. The essays in this volume employ the insights and techniques of political science, economics, and history to provide a fresh answer to this question. While scholarly tradition points to the colonial origin of a country?s legal system as the most important determinant of the health of its financial system, this volume points instead to a country?s political institutions?its governmental structures and the rules of the political game?as the key. Specifically, the openness and competitiveness of a country?s political system tends to reflect itself in the openness and competitiveness of its financial system
Violence et ordres sociaux un cadre conceptuel pour interpréter l'histoire de l'humanité by Douglass C North( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les cadres de la pensée occidentale ont été remis en cause par le rythme de croissance de certains pays quatre à cinq fois supérieur à celui des pays européens au XIXe siècle. Les trois auteurs estiment que dès lors, le problème majeur qui se pose à la société humaine, viendrait de la régulation de la violence, dont le fait politique serait la solution
Equilibrium impotence : why the states and not the American national government financed economic development in the Antebellum era by John Joseph Wallis( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did states dominate investments in economic development in early America? Between 1787 and 1860, the national government's $54 million on promoting transportation infrastructure while the states spent $450 million. Using models of legislative choice, we show that Congress could not finance projects that provided benefits to a minority of districts while spreading the taxes over all. Although states faced the same political problems, they used benefit taxation schemes -- for example, by assessing property taxes on the basis of the expected increase in value due to an infrastructure investment. The U.S. Constitution prohibited the federal government from using benefit taxation. Moreover, the federal government's expenditures were concentrated in collections small projects -- such as lighthouses and rivers and harbors -- that spent money in all districts. Federal inaction was the result of the equilibrium political forces in Congress, and hence an equilibrium impotence
The democratic advantage : the institutional sources of state power in international competition by Kenneth A Schultz( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conceptual framework for interpreting recorded human history by Douglass C North( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neither economics nor political science can explain the process of modern social development. The fact that developed societies always have developed economies and developed polities suggests that the connection between economics and politics must be a fundamental part of the development process. This paper develops an integrated theory of economics and politics. We show how, beginning 10,000 years ago, limited access social orders developed that were able to control violence, provide order, and allow greater production through specialization and exchange. Limited access orders provide order by using the political system to limit economic entry to create rents, and then using the rents to stabilize the political system and limit violence. We call this type of political economy arrangement a natural state. It appears to be the natural way that human societies are organized, even in most of the contemporary world. In contrast, a handful of developed societies have developed open access social orders. In these societies, open access and entry into economic and political organizations sustains economic and political competition. Social order is sustained by competition rather than rent-creation. The key to understanding modern social development is understanding the transition from limited to open access social orders, which only a handful of countries have managed since WWII
China's transition to markets : market-preserving federalism, Chinese style by Yingyi Qian( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking reform : economic propellants, political impediments by Kenneth E Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited access orders in the developing world : a new approach to the problems of development by Douglass C North( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The upper-income, advanced industrial countries of the world today all have market economies with open competition, competitive multi-party democratic political systems, and a secure government monopoly over violence. Such open access orders, however, are not the only norm and equilibrium type of society. The middle and low-income developing countries today, like all countries before about 1800, can be understood as limited access orders that maintain their equilibrium in a fundamentally different way. In limited access orders, the state does not have a secure monopoly on violence, and society organizes itself to control violence among the elite factions. A common feature of limited access orders is that political elites divide up control of the economy, each getting some share of the rents. Since outbreaks of violence reduce the rents, the elite factions have incentives to be peaceable most of the time. Adequate stability of the rents and thus of the social order requires limiting access and competition-hence a social order with a fundamentally different logic than the open access order. This paper lays out such a framework and explores some of its implications for the problems of development today
From federalism, Chinese style, to privatization, Chinese style by Yuanzheng Cao( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, The by Barry R Weingast( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics are set alongside ones on voters, parties and pressure groups, macroeconomics and politics, capitalism and democracy, and international political economy and international conflict
Public policy excesses : government by congressional subcommittee by Clifford M Hardin( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of runaway bureaucracy : the case of the FTC by Barry R Weingast( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Preferences and situations : points of intersection between historical and rational choice institutionalism
Preferences and situations : points of intersection between historical and rational choice institutionalismThe Oxford handbook of political economyThe new federalism : can the states be trusted?Political institutions and financial developmentChina's transition to markets : market-preserving federalism, Chinese styleOxford Handbook of Political Economy, The
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Barry R. Weingast Amerikaans econoom

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