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

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Index
Act of Settlement (1701), 73, 105
Albertone, Manuela, 148–49
Aldrich, John, 15, 39
Althusser, Louis, 11
Anne (Queen of England): partisan politics during reign, 122–25; political instability during reign, 163, 166–67; succession to the throne, 73, 105
Antwerp, 55
Aristotle, 12
assignats, 8, 132, 145–49
Atterbury plot, 105
Bank of England: establishment, 5–8, 69–70, 74–75, 79, 108, 120; example of delegation, 18–19; inspiration for French reformers, 92, 131–32, 141, 143–44, 149; partisan affiliation of directors, 111; partisan politics, and, 123–25; share prices, 82–84, 100
Banque Royale, 92, 131, 138–42; see also Law, John
Baron, David, 15, 32–34, 38, 179
Bates, Robert, 176
Bawn, Kathleen, 44
Beard, Charles, 11–12
Bien, David, 87, 89
Bill of Rights (1689), 72, 167
Bonney, Richard, 92
borrowing, government, see debt, public
Brewer, John, 60
Bulow, Jeremy, 31
Caisse d’Escompte, 69, 95, 144–45, 148
Calvert, Randall, 15–16, 39, 42–44, 116, 181
capital mobility, effect on commitment, 22
Charles I (of England), 62
Charles II (of England), 62–63, 117, 127
checks and balances: commitment and, 10–14, 23, 173; empirical findings, 176–77; formal model of, 45–47
civil war, English, 62–63
Clapham, John, 123
Clark, Gregory, 84
clubs, political, 114–16; see also Jacobin Club; Society of 1789; Tory party; Whig party
Cobban, Alfred, 146
Cocks, Sir Richard, 122
Compagnie des Indes, 92, 131, 139–40; see also Law, John
Condorcet, Marquis de, 149
Constituent Assembly, France (1789): debate over public finance, 144–46; divisions over issues, 147–51;

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