By Keith L. Dougherty

instead of concentrating on why the states didn't give a contribution to the nationwide govt below the Articles of Confederation, Collective motion lower than the Articles of Confederation asks why they, in truth, did - even if they need to now not were anticipated to give a contribution. Why did states pay huge parts in their requisitions to the government while difficulties of collective motion and the inability of governmental incentives recommend that they need to now not have? utilizing unique facts on Continental troop pursuits and federal debt holdings inside of every one nation, during this 2001 e-book, Dougherty indicates that states contributed to the nationwide executive while doing so produced neighborhood profits. this kind of idea stands in stark distinction to the normal argument that patriotism and civic responsibility inspired nation cooperation. fabric incentives and native pursuits sure the union jointly and defined the frenzy for constitutional reform greater than the typical pursuit of mutual goals.

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