Economics Working Paper Archive at WUSTL
The Historical Evolution of Polities [статья]
Опубликовано на портале: 05-02-2003Douglass C. North Economics Working Paper Archive at WUSTL. 1994.
This essay elaborates, extends and modifies a "Neo-Classical Theory of the State" (North, 1981, Ch. 3) in three directions: 1. it incorporates time into the model; 2. it is explicitly concerned with the perceptions- -the belief systems--that determine choices; and 3. it relates the belief systems to the external environment of the players; both the past environmental experiences that are incorporated in cultural conditioning and the present environmental experiences incorporated in "local learning".