TAXATION AND VOTING RIGHTS IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND AND FRANCE.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Barzel, Yoram; Kiser, Edgar
  • Source:
    Rationality & Society. Nov2002, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p473-507. 35p.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      medieval history
      taxation
      voting
    • Abstract:
      We explore the relationship between voting rights and taxation in medieval England and France. We hypothesize that voting was a wealth-enhancing institution formed by the ruler in order to facilitate profitable joint projects with subjects. We predict when voting rights and tax payments will be linked to each other, as well as to the projects inducing them, and when they will become separated. We classify taxes into three types: customary, consensual and arbitrary. Customary taxes that did not require voting were dominant in both countries in the early medieval period. These payments, fixed for specific purposes, were not well suited for funding new, large-scale projects. Consensual taxation, in which voting rights and tax payments were tightly linked, was used to finance new, large-scale collective projects in both England and France. Strong rule-of-law institutions are necessary to produce such taxes. In England, where security of rule remained high, the relationship between tax payments and voting rights was maintained. In France, an increase in the insecurity of rule, and the accompanying weakening of voting institutions, produced a shift to arbitrary taxation and a disjunction between tax payments and voting rights. These observations, as well as many of the details we consider, are substantially in conformity with the predictions of our model. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
      Copyright of Rationality & Society is the property of Sage Publications, Ltd. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
    • ISSN:
      1043-4631
    • Accession Number:
      10.1177/1043463102014004003
    • Accession Number:
      8864523
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BARZEL, Y.; KISER, E. Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France. Rationality & Society, [s. l.], v. 14, n. 4, p. 473–507, 2002. DOI 10.1177/1043463102014004003. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=8864523. Acesso em: 26 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Barzel Y, Kiser E. Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France. Rationality & Society. 2002;14(4):473-507. doi:10.1177/1043463102014004003
    • APA:
      Barzel, Y., & Kiser, E. (2002). Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France. Rationality & Society, 14(4), 473–507. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043463102014004003
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Barzel, Yoram, and Edgar Kiser. 2002. “Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France.” Rationality & Society 14 (4): 473–507. doi:10.1177/1043463102014004003.
    • Harvard:
      Barzel, Y. and Kiser, E. (2002) ‘Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France’, Rationality & Society, 14(4), pp. 473–507. doi: 10.1177/1043463102014004003.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Barzel, Y & Kiser, E 2002, ‘Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France’, Rationality & Society, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 473–507, viewed 26 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Barzel, Yoram, and Edgar Kiser. “Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France.” Rationality & Society, vol. 14, no. 4, Nov. 2002, pp. 473–507. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1177/1043463102014004003.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Barzel, Yoram, and Edgar Kiser. “Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France.” Rationality & Society 14, no. 4 (November 2002): 473–507. doi:10.1177/1043463102014004003.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Barzel Y, Kiser E. Taxation and Voting Rights in Medieval England and France. Rationality & Society [Internet]. 2002 Nov [cited 2020 Nov 26];14(4):473–507. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=8864523