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Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Jean-Philippe Robé


The book applies legal concepts to economic analysis. It explains that modern economies require the existence of a specific legal system to operate. The analysis builds on the prior work of institutional economists such as Douglas North. It brings it forward by integrating what was missing: the legal component. Taking its distance from the economic analysis of law, it provides a legal analysis of economics. It is superior in this regard because real life economic actors must abide by legal rules. Their economic activity is dependent on the existence of rules making it possible, something prese ... More

Keywords: Globalization, Multinationals, State system, Property rights, Corporations, Institutional economists, Douglas North, World Power System, Climate change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529213164
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jean-Philippe Robé, author
Sciences Po Law School