ISBN-10: 1118556682

ISBN-13: 9781118556689

Contains 34 essays from best students in heritage, classics, philosophy, and political technology to light up Greek and Roman political concept in all its range and depth.

• deals a wide survey of historic political notion from Archaic Greece via past due Antiquity
• methods old political philosophy from either a normative and ancient focus
• Examines Greek and Roman political idea inside historic context and modern debate
• Explores the function of historic political concept in more than a few philosophies, resembling the person and group, human rights, faith, and cosmopolitanism

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3). Secondly, with the separation of economics and political science as separate disciplines in the late 19th century, in the twentieth century political economy usually came to refer to the study of the interrelationships of economics and politics – of states and markets (Gilpin, 2001; Strange, 1988). Thirdly and more recently, political economy has been used to describe the study of political behavior and institutions using the methodology of economics. This methodology regards the individual as the unit of analysis, assumes rational utility maximization as the best way to achieve goals, applies mathematical models and game theory to study problems, and uses statistical tools to explain patterns.

In a centrifugal system of proportional representation and coalition government the politicians need only cater to a more specific group and will be prone to deciding policy in favor of special interests and less in favor of the median voter. In centripetal systems the reverse applies as politicians have to build wider majorities and will tend to serve them through for instance more competition in banking to provide lower cost services or higher-yield to consumers. This argument explains a fundamental difference across countries not in terms of economic differences and path dependencies but rather referring to political system differences that are stable over time.

Secondly, with the separation of economics and political science as separate disciplines in the late 19th century, in the twentieth century political economy usually came to refer to the study of the interrelationships of economics and politics – of states and markets (Gilpin, 2001; Strange, 1988). Thirdly and more recently, political economy has been used to describe the study of political behavior and institutions using the methodology of economics. This methodology regards the individual as the unit of analysis, assumes rational utility maximization as the best way to achieve goals, applies mathematical models and game theory to study problems, and uses statistical tools to explain patterns.

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