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Limited Access Society

  • Norman SchofieldEmail author
  • Maria Gallego
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Abstract

Violence and Social Orders by North et al. (2009) continues the research program 3 that has engaged these three authors for many years. The key purpose of the book is 4 to understand the two great transitions that have occurred in human society. The first, 5 the agricultural revolution resulted in a transition fromhunter-gather society to what 6 North et al. (2009) call limited access society. This first transition occurred at various 7 times and places, but generally about 10KYBP. (1KYBP means 1000 years before 8 the present.) The second revolution, the social/industrial/technological revolution, 9 from limited access to what North et al. (2009) call open access, occurred initially 10 in a few societies, Britain and the United States, within a fairly brief period between 11 about 1600 and 1860, as discussed in Chap. 1.

Keywords

Risk Preference Social Choice Theory Agricultural Society Military Technology Pastoral Society 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center in Political EconomyWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsWilfried Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

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