Public Debt and the Birth of the Democratic State: France and Great Britain 1688 1789
Does establishing representative democracy increase commitment to repaying public debt? This book develops a new theory about the link between debt and democracy and applies it to a classic historical comparison: eighteenth century Great Britain (which had strong representative institutions and sound public finance) vs. ancien regime France (which had neither). The study a...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published July 2nd 1999)
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