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Property rights and democratic values in Bronze Age and Archaic Greece

Nicholas Kyriazis and Emmanouil-Marios-Lazaros Economou ()

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Abstract: In the present essay we introduce the concept of macroculture as a complex of mutually supporting values, norms and beliefs in various areas of human activity, like war, religion, politics, athletics, etc. in a model. Then, by applying the concept of bounded rationality, we analyse how some macrocultures that are favorable or the ‘precondition’ for the emergence of democracy and institutions develop, in particular property rights, that foster economic development. We analyze this for Bronze Age and Archaic Greece, as being the historical case where such a macroculture favorable to democracy and stable property rights first emerged. Our main findings indicate that during Mycenaean and Archaic age period, the emergence of various elements of macroculture, in warfare, religion, city-state environment and athletic games evolved into similar proto-democratic values leading to the establishment of democracy as a political phenomenon in Classical Greece.

Keywords: Macroculture; Democracy; Property rights; Ancient Greece (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N40 P41 P48 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-09-06
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