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Efficiency and Stability of National Borders

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  • Enrico Spolaore

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This article reviews ideas and results from the politico-economic literature on the efficiency and stability of national borders. In particular, we discuss the relations between the determination of national borders and democratization, global economic integration, international and civil conflict, interregional redistribution, decentralization, and federalism.

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Article provided by Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfswetenschappen in its journal Review of Business and Economics.

Volume (Year): LIV (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 4-21

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Handle: RePEc:ete:revbec:20090101

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Keywords: Secessions; economies of scale; heterogeneity costs; redistribution; decentralization;

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  1. Ehrke, Jürgen, 2012. "How to assist separatists in breaking up a country... or, rather, not: The role of decentralization and development assistance," MPRA Paper 44045, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Libman, Alexander Mikhailovich, 2009. "Эндогенные Границы И Распределение Власти В Федерациях И Международных Сообществах
    [ENDOGENOUS BOUNDARIES AND DISTRIBUTION O
    ," MPRA Paper 16473, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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