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Narrow Corridor: States, Societies and the Fate of Liberty, The, Acemoglu,  Daron
Narrow Corridor: States, Societies and the Fate of Liberty, The
Daron Acemoglu

Paperback $35.00 - Penguin UK
Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs - Published: 1/Oct/2019 - ISBN: 9780241314319

Liberty is hardly the 'natural' order of things; usually states have been either too weak to protect individuals or too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. There is also a happy Western myth that where liberty exists, it's a steady state, arrived at by 'enlightenment'. But liberty emerges only when a delicate and incessant balance is struck between state and society - between elites and citizens. Based on decades of research, The Narrow Corridor explains how some countries develop towards and provide liberty while others fall to despotism, anarchy or asphyxiating norms - and explains how liberty can still thrive despite new threats.

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