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The Demographic-Structural Theory

Peter Turchin

in Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180779
eISBN:
9781400889310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180779.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines Jack Goldstone's demographic-structural theory of state breakdown. It first considers the role of excessive population dynamics in state collapse before introducing a simple ... More


Provincial assemblies and the revolutionary challenge to patrimonialism

Stephen Miller

in Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution: Provincial Assemblies in Late-Old Regime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526148377
eISBN:
9781526158352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148384.00009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In this chapter, I question how it came to pass that wealthy commoners with vested interests in the Old Regime, through the ownership of offices, led a revolution against it in 1789. Venal officers ... More


Local and National Democracy in Political Reconstruction

Roger B. Myerson

in Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199378296
eISBN:
9780199378319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0028
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

After conflict or breakdown of the state, successful democratic development will require an ample supply of leaders who have good reputations for responsible public service that can benefit all ... More


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