Constitutions As Relational Contracts: Explaining Procedural Safeguards in Municipal Charters

Maser, Steven M.
October 1998
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p527
Academic Journal
Analyzes constitutions as relational contracts designed to facilitate long-term relationships. Discussion of transaction resource theory and the decisions involved in contracting; Focus on how rational actors resolve three problems of cooperation; The analysis of municipal charters and the differences between factor analysis and regression analysis; Constitutional contracting as a political activity.


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