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Inputs and Institutions as Conservative Elements

Art Carden

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March 16, 2007

This essay examines economic stagnation by extending the argument that capital goods and "conservative elements" to the analysis of social capital and institutions in the post-Reconstruction South. It is argued that the structure of social capital that developed in the South was inappropriate to the formal institutions that emerged as a result of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The tensions between institutions and social capital are examined in the context of racist lynching.

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Keywords: institutions, US South, racism, lynching

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Date posted: April 26, 2007  

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Carden, Art, Inputs and Institutions as Conservative Elements (March 16, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=982375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.982375

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