Company of Strangers A Natural History of Economic Life

ISBN-10: 0691146462

ISBN-13: 9780691146461

Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Seabright

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Paul Seabright is Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse, France. Formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and of Churchill College, Cambridge, he is a contributor to the "London Review of Books".

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Trust and Panic: Introduction to the Revised Edition
Tunnel Vision
Who's in Charge?
Prologue to Part II
From Murderous Apes to Honorary Friends: How Is Human Cooperation Possible?
Man and the Risks of Nature
Our Violent Past
How Have We Tamed Our Violent Instincts?
How Did the Social Emotions Evolve?
Money and Human Relationships
Honor among Thieves: Hoarding and Stealing
Honor among Bankers? What Caused the Financial Crisis?
Professionalism and Fulfillment in Work and War
Epilogue Co Parts I and II
Prologue to Part III
Unintended Consequences: From Family Bands to Industrial Cities
The City, from Ancient Athens to Modem Manhattan
Water: Commodity or Social Institution?
Prices for Everything?
Families and Firms
Knowledge and Symbolism
Exclusion: Unemployment, Poverty, and Illness
Epilogue to Part III
Prologue to PartIV
Collective Action: From Belligerent States to a Marketplace of Nations
States and Empires
Globalization and Political Action
Conclusion: How Fragile is the Great Experiment?
Notes
References
Index
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