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Douglass North’s Remaking of Economic History: A Critical Appraisal

Fine, Ben and Milonakis, Dimitris (2007) 'Douglass North’s Remaking of Economic History: A Critical Appraisal.' Review of Radical Political Economics, 39 (1). pp. 27-57.

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This article aims to begin to fill a gap in the literature by offering a comprehensive critique of Douglass North’s work with emphasis on his historical studies. After a brief overview of his theoretical contributions, a closer scrutiny of his theory in its application to history is offered. North’s histories are found to be problematic. To resolve the difficulties involved requires a break with his methodology and the supplemented neoclassical economics from which it is drawn.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
ISSN: 04866134
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1177/0486613406296896
Depositing User: Ben Fine
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2008 11:52
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5440


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