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Limited Access Orders: Rethinking the Problems of Development and Violence

  title={Limited Access Orders: Rethinking the Problems of Development and Violence},
  author={D. North and J. Wallis and S. Webb and Barry R. Weingast},
The paper lays out a new framework for understanding problems of development. It emphasizes that all societies must solve the problem of violence and distinguishes between two ways in which societies solve this problem. Limited access orders, covering most developing countries today, solve the problem of violence by granting political elites privileged control over parts of the economy, each getting some share of the rents. Since outbreaks of violence reduce the rents, elite factions have… Expand

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