ORDERED ANARCHY, STATE, AND RENT-SEEKING:
THE ICELANDIC COMMONWEALTH 930-1262

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

David Friedman on Medieval Iceland

 

 From the Book of the Settlement

 

 James Buchanan on Constitutional Economics

 

 Acknowledgements

 

 Abstract

 

 INTRODUCTION

 

 1. CONSTITUTIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND HISTORICAL ANALYSIS

 

 2. HISTORY OF THE ICELANDIC COMMONWEALTH

 

 3. SPONTANEOUS AND DECENTRALIZED ORDERS

 

 4. THE EMERGENCE OF SOCIAL ORDER IN THE ICELANDIC COMMONWEALTH

 

 5. FROM A DECENTRALIZED ORDER TO MINIMAL STATES

 

 6. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF RENT-SEEKING AND THE END OF THE COMMONWEALTH

 

 7. CONCLUSION

 

 BIBLIOGRAPHY