Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Kaushik Basu is professor of economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. He was previously chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank and chief economic advisor of the Government of India. His books include Beyond the Invisible Hand (Princeton) and Prelude to Political Economy.
'Kaushik Basu's blend' An economist who always questions the most fundamental assumptions of economics. A person who has phenomenal knowledge of the real world and clear views about how to improve it. While reading this book, I felt as if Basu was talking directly to me, with his intonation, his penetrating gaze, and above all his unbounded intellectual excitement and love for human beings. --Ariel Rubinstein, Tel Aviv University and New York University One of the most interesting and exhilarating books I've read for ages. . . . This is a beautifully written book, very profound. . . . The Republic of Beliefs offers a distinctive and revealing perspective on public policy, and couldn't be more timely. ---Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics One of Diane Coyle's Best Economic Books of 2018 In seeking to answer the big question of jurisprudence--what is law--Basu presents an argument that is elegant, interesting, and useful. --Oren Sussman, University of Oxford In this thought-provoking book, Basu urges us to think in new and better ways about pressing problems at the intersection of economics and the law. His masterful command of the economist's toolbox and broad understanding of the legal-economic nexus combine to generate a road map for exploring important questions left unaddressed by the traditional law and economics paradigm. --Steven G. Medema, author of The Hesitant Hand Economics takes for granted the existence of a reliable legal framework for economic interaction, but has largely ignored how that legal framework is produced. This book is a long-overdue and critical contribution to the study of this foundational question. Emphasizing the core idea that a legal order is created by influencing people's beliefs about what others will do, Basu provides a much-needed basis for a reinvigorated law and economics. --Gillian Hadfield, University of Southern California Each society is like a game and laws provide some of the rules of the game. In this delightful and penetrating book, Basu offers a new approach to law and economics that flows from a deep understanding of the society-as-game paradigm. After reading The Republic of Beliefs, your perspective on the role of the legal system in economic development will never be the same. --Herbert Gintis, author of Individuality and Entanglement The Republic of Beliefs tackles one of the great unanswered questions of law--why is it that some laws are effective at changing people's behavior, while others languish, unenforced by the state and ignored by the public? This question is an urgent one, both in developing and advanced countries. With a spare, elegant style, Basu offers a deeply satisfying game-theoretic account while educating readers with little background in economics. --Eric Posner, coauthor of Radical Markets This is a fascinating and important book. Focused on what goes on in people's minds, Basu offers an ambitious new account of why people obey the law. A major contribution for theorists and practitioners alike. --Cass Sunstein, author of #Republic