Studies in Economic History

Economic History of Warfare and State Formation

Editors: Eloranta, J., Golson, E., Markevich, A., Wolf, N. (Eds.)

  • Presents an interdisciplinary study of warfare and economic history and of the formation of states
  • Features top scholars in the field of economic history, economics, and political science
  • Furnishes a multifaceted study of state formations and conflicts, democracies and dictatorships, and twentieth-century total wars
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This edited volume represents the latest research on intersections of war, state formation, and political economy, i.e., how conflicts have affected short- and long-run development of economies and the formation (or destruction) of states and their political economies. The contributors come from different fields of social and human sciencies, all featuring an interdisciplinary approach to the study of societal development. The types of big issues analyzed in this volume include the formation of European and non-European states in the early modern and modern period, the emergence of various forms of states and eventually modern democracies with extensive welfare states, the violent upheavals that influenced these processes, the persistence of dictatorships and non-democratic forms of government, and the arrival of total war and its consequences, especially in the context of twentieth-century world wars. One of the key themes is the dichotomy between democracies and dictatorships; namely, what were the origins of their emergence and evolution, why did some revolutions succeed and other fail, and why did democracies, on the whole, emerge victorious in the twentieth-century age of total wars? The contributions in this book are written with academic and non-academic audiences in mind, and both will find the broad themes discussed in this volume intuitive and useful. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Paths to Inclusive Political Institutions

    Acemo─člu, Daron (et al.)

    Pages 3-50

  • States and Development: Early Modern India, China, and the Great Divergence

    Gupta, Bishnupriya (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • Decentralization, Fiscal Structure, and Local State Capacity in Late-Imperial Russia

    Nafziger, Steven

    Pages 73-101

  • Historicizing Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of the Revolutionary Crises in Russia and Finland

    Osinsky, Pavel (et al.)

    Pages 103-116

  • Repressions and Punishment Under Stalin: Evidence from the Soviet Archives

    Markevich, Andrei

    Pages 117-132

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eBook $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic History of Warfare and State Formation
Editors
  • Jari Eloranta
  • Eric Golson
  • Andrei Markevich
  • Nikolaus Wolf
Series Title
Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Editors
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1605-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1605-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1604-2
Series ISSN
2364-1797
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 283
Number of Illustrations and Tables
22 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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