Legal Capacity

Oxford Handbook of Historical Political Economy

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 22-14

31 Pages Posted: 11 May 2022 Last revised: 18 May 2022

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Mark Koyama

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Date Written: April 4, 2022

Abstract

This chapter evaluates the concept of legal capacity and how it is employed in research in historical political economy. I discuss its relationship to the wider literature on state capacity, research on the rule of law, and the literature on legal origins. I go on to outline how the concept of legal capacity sheds light on the evolution of legal institutions in medieval England and early modern France.

Keywords: Legal Capacity, Rule of Law;,Institutions, State Capacity

JEL Classification: N0, N4, N43

Suggested Citation

Koyama, Mark, Legal Capacity (April 4, 2022). Oxford Handbook of Historical Political Economy, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 22-14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4099879

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