The Fountain of Privilege

  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  INTRODUCTION: SPEAKING ACROSS PARADIGMS

 collapse section1—  THEORETICAL AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
 1—  The Market for Property Rights
 2—  Rivals in Modernization  Creating National Communities in France and England
 collapse section3—  The Redistributive Role of the State
 The Regulation of Commerce and Industry in France
 Interest-Group Penetration and Ministerial Discretion
 The Great Trading Companies of France
 The Nobility Joins in Redistributional Play
 Making Law in the British Parliament
 The Market for Political Favors: The Distinction between Cronyism and Corruption
 The Perception of Government Corruption in France: The Famine Plot
 Social Division and Redistributive Politics in Early Modern England and France
 Economic Efficiency and Absolutism

 collapse section2—  THE LESS PRIVILEGED
 expand section4—  Interpreting Peasant Revolutions

 collapse section3—  THE MORE PRIVILEGED
 expand section5—  The Political Economy of Collective Violence  What Did the "Moral Economy" of Pre-Revolutionary Europe Cost?
 expand section6—  Rent Seeking and Trade Regulation
 expand section7—  The Rise and Decline of English Mercantilism in Comparative Perspective

 collapse section4—  THE VERY PRIVILEGED
 expand section8—  Tying the King's Hands  Credible Commitments and Royal Fiscal Policy under the Old Regime
 expand section9—  The Fiscal Origins of Democratic Revolution

 collapse section5—  HYPOTHESES AND CONCLUSIONS
 expand section10—  Modernization, Revolution, and the State
 11—  Caveat Emptor  Markets and History

 expand sectionWORKS CITED
 expand sectionINDEX

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