1. Schelling (2005).

Chapter 1

1. Maddison (2004).

2. The Economist (19 September 2006).

3. Maddison (2005).

4. The “no strings” policy works as follows. In return for recognizing that Taiwan is part of China, China will provide economic assistance to a country with no conditions on the terms ofinvestment or trade. This is contrary to the policies of international financial institutions and developed country assistance programs, which all impose conditions that require the recipient country to observe standards set by developed countries.

5. North, Wallis, and Weingast (forthcoming).

6. Maddison (1982).

7. Perhaps best known for The Leviathan, his treatise on the rationale for government, Hobbes argued that in the ...

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