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    Title: Federalism and the Balance of Power : China's Han and Tang Dynasties and the Roman Empire
    Authors: 艾德榮;Edwards, Ronald A.
    Contributors: 淡江大學經濟學系
    Date: 2009-02-01
    Issue Date: 2010-08-09 15:43:04 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Abstract: This paper compares the institutional history of the Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220), Tang Dynasty (AD 618–AD 906) and the Roman Empire (27 BC–AD 476). I document a common institutional reform in all three cases: the central government assumed power to appoint key regional officials and diffused authority across a greater number of regional officials. I argue that this served to increase coordination costs among key regional officials, making rebellion and resistance to central directives more costly. As a result, this institutional reform shifted the balance of power toward the central government, giving it more control.
    Relation: Pacific Economic Review 14(1), pp.1-21
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2009.00430.x
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