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The Political Economy of Trust - Institutions, Interests, and Inter-firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (Paperback) Loot Price: R808 Discovery Miles 8 080
The Political Economy of Trust - Institutions, Interests, and Inter-firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (Paperback): Henry...
The Political Economy of Trust - Institutions, Interests, and Inter-firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (Paperback): Henry...

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The Political Economy of Trust - Institutions, Interests, and Inter-firm Cooperation in Italy and Germany (Paperback)

Henry Farrell

Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

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Trust and cooperation are at the heart of the two most important approaches to comparative politics - rational choice and political culture. Yet we know little about trust's relationship to political institutions. This book sets out a rationalist theory of how institutions - and in particular informal institutions - can affect trust without reducing it to fully determine expectations. It then shows how this theory can be applied to comparative political economy, and in particular to explaining inter-firm cooperation in industrial districts, geographical areas of intense small firm collaboration. The book compares trust and cooperation in two prominent districts in the literature, one in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and the other in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. It also sets out and applies a theory of how national informal institutions may change as a result of changes in global markets, and shows how similar mechanisms may explain persistent distrust too among Sicilian Mafiosi.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
Release date: April 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Henry Farrell
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 258
ISBN-13: 978-1-107-40430-4
Barcode: 9781107404304
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Comparative politics
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Political economy
LSN: 1-107-40430-4

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