NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Jacob T. Levy

McGill University

E-Mail: EmailAddress: hidden: you can email any NBER-related person as first underscore last at nber dot org

NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2016Pluralism without Privilege? Corps Intermédiaires, Civil Society, and the Art of Association
in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development, Naomi R. Lamoreaux and John J. Wallis, editors
We trace shifts in treatments of intermediate groups among some 18th and 19th century liberal and democratic political theorists. This era encompasses the emergence of fully liberal political and social theory, and early liberal political practice, in France, the UK, and the US, and was identified by North, Wallis, and Weingast as the decades when those societies made the transition to “open access” political, economic, and legal orders. This transition partly consists of the democratization of organizational tools previously open to the elite, such as shifting from specially chartered monopolistic corporations to general incorporation laws, and from parliamentary oligopolistic party competition to modern parties competing in wide-suffrage elections. To varying degrees the early liberal t...
June 2015Corps Intermédiaires, Civil Society, and the Art of Association
w21254
This paper traces the shifts in treatments of intermediate groups among some liberal and democratic political theorists in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decades of the late 18th and early 19th centuries are traditionally understood to encompass the emergence of fully liberal political and social theory, and an early version of liberal political practice, in France, the UK, and the US; they have lately been identified by North, Wallis, and Weingast as the decades when those three societies substantially made the transition to “open access” political, economic, and legal orders. This transition consists in part in the democratization of organizational tools that had previously been open only to members of the elite, such as the shift from specially chartered monopolistic corporations t...

Forthcoming: Pluralism without Privilege? Corps Intermédiaires, Civil Society, and the Art of Association, Jacob T. Levy. in Organizations, Civil Society, and the Roots of Development, Lamoreaux and Wallis. 2017

 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us