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The Resource Public debt and the birth of the democratic state : France and Great Britain, 1688-1789, David Stasavage

Public debt and the birth of the democratic state : France and Great Britain, 1688-1789, David Stasavage

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Public debt and the birth of the democratic state : France and Great Britain, 1688-1789
Title
Public debt and the birth of the democratic state
Title remainder
France and Great Britain, 1688-1789
Statement of responsibility
David Stasavage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book develops new theory about the link between debt and democracy and applies it to a classic historical comparison: Great Britain in the eighteenth century which had strong representative institutions and sound public finance vs. ancient regime France, which had neither. The book argues that whether representative institutions improve commitment depends on the opportunities for government creditors to form new coalitions with other social groups, more likely to occur when a society is divided across multiple political cleavages. It then presents historical evidence to show that improved access to finance in Great Britain after 1688 had as much to do with the development of the Whig Party as with constitutional changes. In France, it is suggested that the balance of partisan forces made it unlikely that an early adoption of 'English-style' institutions would have improved credibility
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Cataloging source
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Stasavage, David
Dewey number
336.41/09/033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ8615
LC item number
.S85 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Political economy of institutions and decisions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Debts, Public
  • Europe
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Debts, Public
  • Politics and government
  • Europe
  • Demokratie
  • Parlamentarismus
  • Öffentliche Schulden
  • Glorious Revolution
  • Französische Revolution
  • Frankreich
  • England
  • Großbritannien
Label
Public debt and the birth of the democratic state : France and Great Britain, 1688-1789, David Stasavage
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Partisan Politics and Public Debt in Great Britain, 1689-1742
  • 6.
  • Partisan Politics and Public Debt in France, 1689-1789
  • 7.
  • Stability of Representative Institutions in France and Great Britain
  • 8.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Model of Credible Commitment under Representative Government
  • 3.
  • Historical Background: Sovereign Borrowing in Europe before 1688
  • 4.
  • Trends in French and British Sovereign Borrowing, 1689-1789
Control code
57218703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521809672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57218703
Label
Public debt and the birth of the democratic state : France and Great Britain, 1688-1789, David Stasavage
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Partisan Politics and Public Debt in Great Britain, 1689-1742
  • 6.
  • Partisan Politics and Public Debt in France, 1689-1789
  • 7.
  • Stability of Representative Institutions in France and Great Britain
  • 8.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Model of Credible Commitment under Representative Government
  • 3.
  • Historical Background: Sovereign Borrowing in Europe before 1688
  • 4.
  • Trends in French and British Sovereign Borrowing, 1689-1789
Control code
57218703
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521809672
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57218703

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