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Comments: The Fiscal Economy of Good Government. Past and Present, by Richard E. Blanton, Lane F. Fargher, Gary M. Feinman, and Stephen A. Kowalewski

Current Anthropology. 2021. Vol. 62. No. 1. P. 87-88.

By their article, Blanton et al. have proved, as they intended, “that collective action theory should have an important role to play in the search for those factors that underwrite state-building”. Moreover, their article is groundbreaking above all because after its appearance, it will be difficult to ignore anthropological approaches to explanation of the most vital and essential issues of our time, including the fortune of global democracy.