Public Debt and the Birth of the Democratic State: France and Great Britain 1688-1789 / Edition 1

Public Debt and the Birth of the Democratic State: France and Great Britain 1688-1789 / Edition 1

by David Stasavage
     
 

Develops new theory about the link between debt and democracy.See more details below

Overview

Develops new theory about the link between debt and democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521809672
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. A 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; 5. Partisan politics and public debt in Great Britain: 1689–1789; 6. Partisan politics and public debt in France: 1689–1789; 7. Stability of representative institutions in France and Great Britain; 8. Conclusion.

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