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Root: Tying the King's hands

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Root. 1989. Tying the King's hands: Credible commitments and royal fiscal policy during the old regime. Rationality and Society 1 (October): 240-258..

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Root, Hilton (author)Political ScienceEconomicsCredible CommitmentFiscal Policy

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