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Under what conditions may social contracts arise? Evidence from the Hanseatic League

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  • Alexander Fink

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Constitutional Political Economy.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 173-190

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:copoec:v:22:y:2011:i:2:p:173-190

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    Keywords: Social contracts; Constitutions; Hanseatic League; Trading posts; Kontor ; D71; H41; N43;

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