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

@inproceedings{Stasavage2008PublicDA,
  title={Public Debt and the Birth of the Democratic State: France and Great Britain 1688-1789},
  author={David Stasavage},
  year={2008}
}
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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