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An Anarchist’s Reflection on the Political Economy of Everyday Life


Peter J. Boettke


George Mason University - Department of Economics

February 7, 2012

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-03

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James Scott has written a detailed ethnography on the lives of the peoples of upland Southeast Asia who choose to escape oppressive government by living at the edge of their civilization. To the political economist the fascinating story told by Scott provides useful narratives in need of analytical exposition. There remains in this work a “plea for mechanism”; the mechanisms that enable social cooperation to emerge among individuals living outside the realm of state control. Social cooperation outside the formal rules of governance, nevertheless require “rules” of social intercourse, and techniques of “enforcement” to ensure the disciplining of opportunistic behavior.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 14

Keywords: economic development, self-regulation, political economy, peasant economy

JEL Classification: O17, P48

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Date posted: July 23, 2011 ; Last revised: May 14, 2012

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Boettke, Peter J., An Anarchist’s Reflection on the Political Economy of Everyday Life (February 7, 2012). GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-03. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1892952 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1892952

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