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Stateless Commerce: The Diamond Network and the Persistence of Relational Exchange
by Barak D. Richman
Harvard University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-674-97726-6 | Cloth: 978-0-674-97217-9
Library of Congress Classification HF1008.R53 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 381.4573623

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
How does Manhattan’s 47th Street diamond district thrive as an ethnic marketplace without lawyers, courts, and state coercion? Barak Richman draws on insider interviews to show why relational exchange based on familiarity, trust, and community enforcement succeeds and what it reveals about the modern state’s limitations in governing the economy.

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