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Title The political economy of theocracy / edited by Mario Ferrero and Ronald Wintrobe
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (vi, 286 pages) : illustrations
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
Summary This book consists of essays by leading scholars in economics and political science which try deepen our understanding of how theocratic regimes behave, by providing 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
Notes Proceedings of a conference held June 15-16, 2007 at the University of Antwerp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title screen (viewed on January 11, 2010)
Subject Theocracy -- Congresses
Religion and state -- Congresses
Economics -- Religious aspects -- Congresses
Economics -- Religious aspects
Religion and state
Teokrati -- ekonomiska aspekter.
Religion och samhälle.
Nationalekonomi -- religiösa aspekter.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Ferrero, Mario, editor
Wintrobe, Ronald, editor
ISBN 9780230620063