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Why local governments do not maximize profits: on the value added by the representative institutions of town and city governance

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

Volume (Year): 149 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 187-207

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Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:149:y:2011:i:1:p:187-207

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Keywords: State and local governance; King and council model; Tax constitution; Productive theories of the state; Constitutional political economy; Colonial American history;

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  7. Sass, Tim R, 1992. " Constitutional Choice in Representative Democracies," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 74(4), pages 405-24, December.
  8. Roger Congleton, 2001. "On the Durability of King and Council: The Continuum Between Dictatorship and Democracy," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 12(3), pages 193-215, September.
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  1. Roger Congleton, 2013. "On the inevitability of divided government and improbability of a complete separation of powers," Constitutional Political Economy, Springer, vol. 24(3), pages 177-198, September.
  2. Roger D. Congleton, 2013. "On the Inevitability of Divided Government and Improbability of a Complete Separation of Powers," Working Papers 13-04, Department of Economics, West Virginia University.

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