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The State That Wasn't There

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    (University of St Gallen, Switzerland simon.hug@unisg.ch)

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`[C]onstitutions are unlikely to work as intended unless they employ the engines of Bentham, i.e., punishments and rewards.' (Sartori, 1994: ix) `The transition to democracy consists of the design and manipulation of institutions... that render certain actions and the pursuit of certain outcomes in people's self-interest.' (Ordeshook, 1997: 111)

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  • Simon Hug, 2003. "The State That Wasn't There," European Union Politics, , vol. 4(1), pages 121-134, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:eeupol:v:4:y:2003:i:1:p:121-134
    DOI: 10.1177/1465116503004001584
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