Homesteading the Unassigned District: Political Entrepreneurship and the Political Process

George Mason University WP No. 98.03

Posted: 13 Apr 1998

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

The paper examines the political economy process culminating in the first Oklahoma Land Run; it adapts Schumpeter's theory of the entrepreneur to the political process, and uses the "political entrepreneur"; to dynamically link the theories of Peltzman and Olson. The Land Rush is analyzed as political entrepreneurship on the part of the railroads and David Payne to coalesce a new interest group which alters the martinal pressure on politicians, thereby altering the political outcome.

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JEL Classification: N4

Suggested Citation

Campbell, Noel D., Homesteading the Unassigned District: Political Entrepreneurship and the Political Process (1998). George Mason University WP No. 98.03, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=69008

Noel D. Campbell (Contact Author)

University of Central Arkansas ( email )

Conway, AR 72032
United States
(501)852-7743 (Phone)

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