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Empire, law and economic growth

Roy, Tirthankar (2012) Empire, law and economic growth. Economic and Political Weekly, 47 (8). pp. 97-104. ISSN 0012-9976

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Abstract

This article explores three concepts in global history - empire, law and economic growth - and their coming closer together to form a new discourse. Two recent tendencies contribute to the making of the discourse. Imperial history moves away from a view of empires as extractive machines towards a view of empires as legislating states. Economic history, on the other hand, underscores the role of legislation as a foundation for modern economic growth. Law, then, is the new bridge between empire and economic growth. Does this idea help us understand Indian history?

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2012 Economic and Political Weekly
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N10 - General, International, or Comparative
N - Economic History > N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations > N15 - Asia including Middle East
N - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, and Regulation > N40 - General, International, or Comparative
N - Economic History > N4 - Government, War, Law, and Regulation > N45 - Asia including Middle East
Sets: Departments > Economic History
Collections > Economists Online
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Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2012 15:35
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43288/

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