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Title Natural experiments of history / edited by Jared Diamond, James A. Robinson.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  907.2 NATU    AVAILABLE
Physical description 278 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Controlled comparison and Polynesian cultural evolution / Patrick V. Kirch -- Exploding wests : boom and bust in nineteenth-century settler societies / James Belich -- Politics, banking, and economic development : evidence from New World economies / Stephen Haber -- Intra-island and inter-island comparisons / Jared Diamond -- Shackled to the past : the causes and consequences of Africa's slave trades / Nathan Nunn -- Colonial land tenure, electoral competition, and public goods in India / Abhijit Banerjee and Lakshmi Iyer -- From ancien regime to capitalism : the spread of the French Revolution as a natural experiment / Daron Acemoglu, Davide Cantoni, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson -- Afterword. Using comparative methods in studies of human history / Jared Diamond and James A. Robinson.
Other author Diamond, Jared M.
Robinson, James A., 1960-
Subject History -- Comparative method -- Case studies.
History -- Methodology -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780674035577 (alk. paper)
0674035577 (alk. paper)