Community versus Market: A Note on Corporate Villages

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dc.contributor.author Curry, Amy Farmer
dc.contributor.author Bates, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T20:42:21Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Bates, Robert H., and Amy Farmer Curry. 1992. Community versus market: a note on corporate villages. American Political Science Review 86(2): 457-463. en
dc.identifier.issn 0003-0554 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:3224743
dc.description.abstract We return to the literature on collective villages and reexamine its central arguments. In doing so, we focus on an institution for allocating land that we call the Rule. As claimed by its advocates, the Rule secures land allocations that result in outcomes differing from those that would be achieved by markets. The outcomes are not constrained to be efficient. But the economic costs paid fail to secure the attainment of guarantees of subsistence, greater equality, or a greater sense of community resulting from the elimination of envy. However, in the face of high levels of risk, the form of collective property rights embodied in the Rule may create what we call "communities of (mis)fortune," in which no one can envy others' gains or losses resulting from the random shocks of nature. en
dc.description.sponsorship African and African American Studies en
dc.description.sponsorship Government en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1964233 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Community versus Market: A Note on Corporate Villages en
dc.relation.journal American Political Science Review en
dash.depositing.author Bates, Robert

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