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Theory Of Patronized Goods. Liberal Evolution Of Paternalism

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Rubinstein ()
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Aleksandr Yakovlevich Rubinstein: Institute of Economy, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge, 2016, vol. 4, issue 1, 6-29

Abstract: The neo-classical principles of rational behavior are considered in the context of the nature of paternalism as the basis of the Theory of patronized goods. The formation of society’s normative interests is discussed in concern of political aspects. The article illustrates the theoretical and the practical aspects of the concept of consociation democracy, providing liberalization of the institutions for making political and economic decisions. The results of analysis reveal a pattern of paternalism drifting towards institutional liberalization. Proposed a hypothesis explaining why the economic policy in modern Russia still remains somewhere between archaic and merit paternalism.

Keywords: patronized goods; rational behavior; merit paternalism; consociational democracy. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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