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    Between Utrecht and the War of the Austrian Succession: The Dutch Translation of the British Merchant of 1728.Koen Stapelbroek - 2014 - History of European Ideas 40 (8):1026-1043.
    SummaryThe aim of this article is to shed light on some elements of the context in which the Dutch translation of the British Merchant of 1728 was published. At first sight the translation appears to be a straightforward mercantile handbook. No additions are made to the English language original of 1721, other than a set of tables. Yet, precisely in this mercantile function lies a different political significance. The argument of this article, built up through contextual reconstruction and analysis of (...)
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    Dutch Decline as a European Phenomenon.Koen Stapelbroek - 2010 - History of European Ideas 36 (2):139-152.
    It is well known that the commercial and political decline of the United Provinces in the eighteenth century was discussed throughout Europe. The aim of this introductory article and this special issue on ‘Dutch Decline in Eighteenth-Century Europe’ at large is to take a first few steps towards developing a new understanding of these discussions. Rather than to attempt to provide an inventory of which foreign writers reflected on the Dutch case and analyse their judgements, the purpose of this introduction (...)
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    Adriaan Kluit's Statistics and the Future of the Dutch State From a European Perspective.Koen Stapelbroek, Ida H. Stamhuis & Paul Mm Klep - 2010 - History of European Ideas 36 (2):217-235.
    This article discusses the early history of academic statistics in the Netherlands in relation to the reform challenges of the Dutch state. Statistics, before it developed into a predominantly quantitative social science, was adopted around 1800 by Adriaan Kluit as a method for shaping and articulating his political vision. Kluit's politics, the article suggests, echoed the specific outlook on the ‘intrinsic power’ of the Dutch Republic as a trading state that was developed during William IV's stadholderate in the mid eighteenth (...)
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    Commerce and Morality in Eighteenth-Century Italy.Koen Stapelbroek - 2006 - History of European Ideas 32 (4):361-366.
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    Commercial Reform Against the Tide: Reapproaching the Eighteenth-Century Decline of the Republics of Venice and the United Provinces.Koen Stapelbroek & Antonio Trampus - 2010 - History of European Ideas 36 (2):192-202.
    The emergence of ‘civilized monarchies’, reformed European territorial states that had turned commercial, created major challenges to the old trade republics of Venice and the United Provinces. Would they perish and cease to exist, which seemed a logical corollary to the recent history of their decline, or might they be reconstituted and integrated into a new interstate system? Rather than to approach this question from the perspective of the history of political thought, which offers a range of rival outlooks on (...)
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    ‘The Problem of the Republics’: Venturi's Republicanism Reconsidered.Koen Stapelbroek - 2009 - History of European Ideas 35 (2):281-288.
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    Preserving the Neapolitan State: Antonio Genovesi and Ferdinando Galiani on Commercial Society and Planning Economic Growth.Koen Stapelbroek - 2006 - History of European Ideas 32 (4):406-429.
    Both Antonio Genovesi and Ferdinando Galiani devised strategies for Neapolitan economic development, which they realised was essential for preserving its recently acquired independent statehood. In order to avoid any socially disruptive effects they considered how economic processes changed the human mind. Both thinkers grounded their political visions on foreign trade on highly sophisticated ideas of the nature of self-interest. In spite of the similar characters of their projects, the political thought of Genovesi and Galiani has never been subject to serious (...)
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    ‘The Problem of the Republics’: Venturi's Republicanism Reconsidered.Koen Stapelbroek - 2009 - History of European Ideas 35 (2):281-288.
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    The Wealth and Freedom of the North: Scandinavian Political Cultures and Economic Ideas in the Eighteenth Century.Koen Stapelbroek & Antonella Alimento - 2014 - History of European Ideas 40 (5):662-674.