The Narrow Corridor

by Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

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The Narrow Corridor

by Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson


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  • Finding The Corridor

    Every society, no matter its size or complexity, enters a corridor of uncertainty at some point. In this corridor lie the three paths of society. A country's path to democracy doesn't always follow the same course, but there are examples of these three types you may want to consider: absences of di

  • Paper Leviathans

    Paper Leviathans aren’t connected to society and its needs — they care more about personal interests than the lives of citizens. Nepotism and corruption are rife; bureaucrats and other government officials hand out positions like candy to family and friends, with little merit and no vetting. Meanwhi

  • Despotic Leviathans

    Despotic Leviathans exist in India. Caste-based discrimination is still one of the biggest problems in India today and a major cause of concern. Its effects have been felt across the billion-strong nation for thousands of years, as it is still commonly practiced. The system has proven near impossibl

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