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作者 Murtazashvili, Ilia, 1975- author
書名 The political economy of the American frontier / Ilia Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh
出版項 New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2013
國際標準書號 9781107019126 (hardback)
1107019125 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  HD209 .M87 2013    在架上    30650020063455
說明 xv, 282 pages : illustration, maps ; 24 cm
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系列 Political economy of institutions and decisions
附註 "This book offers an analytical explanation for the origins of and change in property institutions on the American frontier during the nineteenth century. Its scope is interdisciplinary, integrating insights from political science, economics, law, and history. This book shows how claim clubs - informal governments established by squatters in each of the major frontier sectors of agriculture, mining, logging, and ranching - substituted for the state as a source of private property institutions and how they changed the course of who received a legal title, and for what price, throughout the nineteenth century. Unlike existing analytical studies of the frontier that emphasize one or two sectors, this book considers all major sectors, as well as the relationship between informal and formal property institutions, while also proposing a novel theory of emergence and change in property institutions that provides a framework to interpret the complicated history of land laws in the United States"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-269) and index
1. Introduction -- Part I. The Origins of Private Property Institutions: 2. A theory of claim clubs -- 3. The constitution of claim clubs -- 4. Rivals to the State; Part II. Change in Private Property Institutions: 5. The distributive politics of squatters' rights -- 6. The political economy of free land -- 7. The open floodgate in the Far West -- 8. Claim clubs and local politics -- 9. Conclusion
主題 Land tenure -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Land settlement -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Land claim associations -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Mines and mineral resources -- Economic aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Logging -- Economic aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Ranching -- Economic aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General. bisacsh
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