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Legal Order: Lessons From Ancient Athens

by Barry R. Weingast, Gillian K. Hadfield, Federica Carugativia Oxford University Press (Blog)
Monday, October 5, 2015

How do large-scale societies achieve cooperation? Since Thomas Hobbes’ famous work, Leviathan (1651), social scientific treatments of the problem of cooperation have assumed that living together without killing one another requires an act of depersonalization in the form of a transfer of individual powers to an all-powerful central government.