Books & Edited Collections

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  • Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework For Interpreting Recorded Human History (with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis). (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

    • Translated into French (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2010.
    • Translated into Russian (Institute for the Economy in Transition, 2011)
    • Translated into German (Mohr Siebeck Verlag, 2011)
    • Translated into Italian (Bologna, Italy: Societa Editrice Il Mulino SpA, 2012)
    • Translated into Chinese (Singapore: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press of Singapore, forthcoming)
    • Translated in Japanese (Tokyo: NTT Publishing, forthcoming)
    • Translated into Arabic (National Center for Translation, forthcoming)
    • Translated into Chinese, Chapter 5, “The Transition from Limited to Open Access Orders,” Marxism & Reality, 2011, #2.




  •  In the Shadow of Violence: The Problem of Development for Limited Access Order Societies (with Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Steven B. Webb). (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
    • Translated into Chinese (Beijing: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press of China, forthcoming).


  • Analytic Narratives (with Robert H. Bates, Avner Greif, Margaret Levi, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal).  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.

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  • Preferences and Situations: Points of Contact between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalisms (editor, with Ira Katznelson). (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005.






See also:

  • Positive Theories of Congressional Institutions (edited, with Kenneth A. Shepsle). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 1995. Originally published as a special issue of Legislative Studies Quarterly 19 (May 1994).

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  • The New Federalism: Can the States Be Trusted? (editor, with John A. Ferejohn). Stanford: Hoover Institution Press (1997).




  • Symposium on: Institutions, Economics, and the Ancient Mediterranean World (editor, with Ian Morris), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics Vol 160, No 4. (2004): 702-85.
  • Symposium on: The Law and Economics of Constitutions and Public Law, (editor, with Robert Cooter), special issue of International Review of Law and Economics 12 (June, 1992).