Public Choice

, Volume 173, Issue 3–4, pp 369–371 | Cite as

James C. Scott: Against the grain: a deep history of the earliest states

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017, xvii + 311 pp, 26.00 (hardcover)
  • Ennio E. Piano
Book Review


  1. Scott, J. C. (1998). Seeing like a state: How certain schemes to improve the human condition have failed. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  2. Scott, J. C. (2009). The art of not being governed: An anarchist history of upland Southeast Asia. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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