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This empirical inquiry leads to fascinating revelations about the history and society of Magadh, which also provide concrete support to the theories propounded by the author. Professor Sengupta links up the different approaches followed by various branches of the social sciences by analysing the dynamics of uncertainties from the point of theoretical statistics, which is expressed as the evolution, stability, and transition of institutions.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION: An Overview
II. EVOLUTION: Theory of Institutions
From Innovation to Self-organisation
III. STABILITY: Structure and Stability
Later History of Magadh
IV. STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM: Upgrading the Theory of Institutions
Case Study: Institutional Structure
Analysis of Performances
V. A THEORETICAL PROPOSAL: Neoclassical Economics or Mathematics of Political Economy?