© 2009

The Political Economy of Theocracy

  • Editors
  • Mario Ferrero
  • Ronald Wintrobe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Mario Ferrero, Ronald Wintrobe
      Pages 1-5
  3. Theocracy as a Divided Regime

  4. Theocracy as a Dictatorship

  5. Theocracy, Trust, and Morals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Donald Wittman
      Pages 167-179
    3. Douglas W. Allen
      Pages 181-199
  6. Theocracy, Economic Development, and Islam

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-286

About this book


This book consists of essays by leading scholars in economics and political science which try deepen our understanding of how theocratic regimes behave, by providing up to date empirical surveys by leading scholars of the economic performance of Iran and of Muslim countries in general, and by looking at the behavior of historical theocracies.


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About the authors

RONALD WINTROBE is Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
MARIO FERRERRO is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy.

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