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Religion, law and development: Islam and Christianity—Why is it in Occident and not in the Orient that man invented the institutions of freedom?

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  • Francois Facchini

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Article provided by Springer in its journal European Journal of Law and Economics.

Volume (Year): 29 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 103-129

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Handle: RePEc:kap:ejlwec:v:29:y:2010:i:1:p:103-129

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Keywords: Religion; Liberty; Development and property rights; O57; K11; D72;

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Cited by:
  1. Potrafke, Niklas, 2012. "Islam and democracy," Munich Reprints in Economics, University of Munich, Department of Economics 19273, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  2. Berggren, Niclas & Bjørnskov, Christian, 2012. "Does Religiosity Promote Property Rights and the Rule of Law?," Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics 905, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
  3. Niklas Potrafke, 2012. "Democracy and Countries with Muslim Majorities: A Reply and Update," CESifo Working Paper Series 4039, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. François Facchini, 2011. "Economic freedom in Muslim countries: an explanation using the theory of institutional path dependency," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 11015, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
  5. Niklas Potrafke, 2013. "Policies against Human Trafficking: The Role of Religion and Political Institutions," CESifo Working Paper Series 4278, CESifo Group Munich.

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