Public Choice III

This book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II (1989). Six new chapters have been added, and several chapters from the previous edition have been extensively revised.

Author: Dennis C. Mueller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139441773

Category: Political Science

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This book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II (1989). Six new chapters have been added, and several chapters from the previous edition have been extensively revised. The discussion of empirical work in public choice has been greatly expanded. As in the previous editions, all of the major topics of public choice are covered. These include: why the state exists, voting rules, federalism, the theory of clubs, two-party and multiparty electoral systems, rent seeking, bureaucracy, interest groups, dictatorship, the size of government, voter participation, and political business cycles. Normative issues in public choice are also examined including a normative analysis of the simple majority rule, Bergson–Samuelson social welfare functions, the Arrow and Sen impossibility theorems, Rawls's social contract theory and the constitutional political economy of Buchanan and Tullock.

Public Finance and Public Choice

Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject.

Author: John Cullis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199234783

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 531

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Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject. Particular emphasis is given to the public choice and behavioural economics schools of thought.

Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History

This book is the third installment in a series of volumes looking at episodes in American economic history from a public choice perspective.

Author: Joshua Hall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030113131

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

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This book is the third installment in a series of volumes looking at episodes in American economic history from a public choice perspective. Each chapter discusses citizens, special interests, and government officials responding to economic incentives in both markets and politics. In doing so, the book provides fresh insights into important periods of American history, from the Rhode Island’s 1788 Referendum on the U.S. Constitution and the political influence of women’s clubs in the United States. The volume features economic historians such as Ruth Wallis Herndon, junior public choice scholars such as Jayme Lemke and Leo Krasnozhon, and political scientists such as Michael Faber. This volume will be useful for researchers and students interested in economics, history, political science, economic history, public choice, and political economy.

The Theory of Public Choice II

Discusses voting, tax policy, government regulation, redistribution of wealth, and international negotiation in a new approach to government

Author: James M. Buchanan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472080415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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Discusses voting, tax policy, government regulation, redistribution of wealth, and international negotiation in a new approach to government

Public Choice Theory and Local Government

This book evaluates the validity of a key proposition of public choice theory: that competition is associated with superior performance by governmental organisations.

Author: G. Boyne

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333641876

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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This book evaluates the validity of a key proposition of public choice theory: that competition is associated with superior performance by governmental organisations. Three forms of competition in local government are identified: competition between local authorities, competition between councils and private contractors, and competition between parties for political power. The extent and consequences of competition are assessed in both the UK and USA. The analysis is used to draw conclusions on the effects of competition and the validity of public choice theory.

The Limits of Public Choice

Public choice has been one of the most important developments in the social sciences in the last twenty years.

Author: Lars Udehn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134802029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Public choice has been one of the most important developments in the social sciences in the last twenty years. However there are many people who are frustrated by the uncritical importing of ideas from economics into political science. Public Choice uses both empirical evidence and theoretical analysis to argue that the economic theory of politics is limited in scope and fertility. In order to arrive at a more comprehensive understanding of political life, political scientists must learn from both economists and sociologists.

Greed Chaos and Governance

In this thought-provoking book, Jerry Mashaw stakes out a middle ground between those who champion public choice theory (the application of the conventional methodology of economics to political science matters, also known as rational ...

Author: Jerry L. Mashaw

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300078706

Category: Law

Page: 231

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Public choice theory should be taken seriously--but not too seriously. In this thought-provoking book, Jerry Mashaw stakes out a middle ground between those who champion public choice theory (the application of the conventional methodology of economics to political science matters, also known as rational choice theory) and those who disparage it. He argues that in many cases public choice theory's reach has exceeded its grasp. In others, public choice insights have not been pursued far enough by those who are concerned with the operation and improvement of legal institutions. While Mashaw addresses perennial questions of constitutional law, legislative interpretation, administrative law, and the design of public institutions, he arrives at innovative conclusions. Countering the positions of key public choice theorists, Mashaw finds public choice approaches virtually useless as an aid to the interpretation of statutes, and he finds public choice arguments against delegating political decisions to administrators incoherent. But, using the tools of public choice analysts, he reverses the lawyers' conventional wisdom by arguing that substantive rationality review is not only legitimate but a lesser invasion of legislative prerogatives than much judicial interpretation of statutes. And, criticizing three decades of "law reform," Mashaw contends that pre-enforcement judicial review of agency rules has seriously undermined both governmental capacity and the rule of law.

Signaling Goodness

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Author: Phillip J. Nelson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472113477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

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The Next Twenty five Years of Public Choice

This book presents material in a manner accessible to a wide educated readership and will be influential in guiding future research in this important field.

Author: Charles Rowley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401734046

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

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The Next 25 Years of Public Choice brings together the perspectives of many of the world's leading scholars of public choice on the present state of knowledge and the likely future course of scholarship on public choice and constitutional economy. This book presents material in a manner accessible to a wide educated readership and will be influential in guiding future research in this important field. It is directed at professional scholars of public choice, economics and political science, government officials, graduate students and anyone seriously interested in public policy. A distinguished group of internationally well-known scholars offer their own often far-reaching views on strengths and weaknesses in the current literature and pinpoint important avenues of research amenable to future research.

Education and Public Choice

Public Choice theory is the single most powerful theory affecting education today. This book describes and analyzes public choice theory and raises important questions about its claim to improve education for all.

Author: Nesta Devine

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275980294

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Public Choice theory is the single most powerful theory affecting education today. This book describes and analyzes public choice theory and raises important questions about its claim to improve education for all.

Political Theory and Public Choice

This volume contains a selection of Anthony Downs' essays, written since the 1950s, on politics and political theory.

Author: Anthony Downs

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040377742

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

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This volume contains a selection of Anthony Downs' essays, written since the 1950s, on politics and political theory. The articles address such issues as democracy, public choice theory, rational political decision-making and political policy.

Government By The Market

An account of "public choice" theories, and examines their influence upon government policies in English-speaking countries.

Author: Peter Self

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001498570

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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An account of "public choice" theories, and examines their influence upon government policies in English-speaking countries. Issues covered include slimming the state, privatizing welfare and restructuring government. Final chapters offer an alternative view of the basis of good government.

Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries

First published in 1999, this volume is written by seasoned public choice scholars and is intended to make a significant contribution to the debate on peaceful coexistence and sustainable development in developing countries.

Author: Mwangi S. Kimenyi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429806315

Category: Political Science

Page: 426

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First published in 1999, this volume is written by seasoned public choice scholars and is intended to make a significant contribution to the debate on peaceful coexistence and sustainable development in developing countries. The book contains a rich mixture of analytical ideas and views on collective choice and macroeconomic performance in developing countries. This book breaks new ground in that it is the first comprehensive application of the theory of public choice to collective decision making in developing societies. It provides both students of Third World studies and policy makers in developing societies an in-depth analysis for institutions for collective choice. For countries undergoing major reform of their political and economic institutions, public choice theory can provide significant and useful insights, and help these societies design and adopt institutional arrangements that enhance peaceful coexistence of groups, the creation of wealth and sustainable development. Specifically, the book successfully shows that: (1) the application of economic theory to the study of public policy in the developing countries can provide important insights into collective decision-making; (2) the application of public choice theory to the study of developing societies can significantly improve the efficiency of bureaucratic and governmental systems, and consequently, promote economic, political and social development; and (3) public choice can help developing societies design and sustain effective laws and institutions for peaceful coexistence of groups and achieve sustainable development.

Economics Private and Public Choice

ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the invisible hand metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy.

Author: James D. Gwartney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285453530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

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ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, Fifteenth Edition, reflects current economic conditions, enabling students to apply economic concepts to the world around them. The up-to-date text includes analysis and explanation of measures of economic activity in today's market. It also includes highlights of the recession of 2008-2009, and an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE dispels common economic myths. The text uses the invisible hand metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Microeconomics Private Public Choice

This edition dispels common economic myths with microeconomic insights that clarify current issues. You see how topics apply to common issues, such as student grants and loans.

Author: James D. Gwartney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357134290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Learn to apply microeconomic concepts to the world around you as MICROECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, 17E highlights current economic conditions. Reader-friendly coverage analyzes and explains the latest consumer and firm behavior. You see how theories apply to issues in health care, earnings differences between genders, labor unions, environment and resource exhaustion and even the economic shutdown from the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. This edition dispels common economic myths with microeconomic insights that clarify current issues. You see how topics apply to common issues, such as student grants and loans. This edition offers a unique public choice perspective on the political process and delves into why government actions sometimes fail to deliver desired outcomes. You also learn the importance of entrepreneurial discovery and dynamic competition on economic growth. In addition, you study international trade as a source of economic growth and higher living standards. Most importantly, you learn to recognize microeconomic principles at work in your life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar Gordon Tullock

Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock includes contributions that were strongly influenced by Tullock's work. His influence on studies of governance is well illustrated by the nine papers in this volume.

Author: Price V. Fishback

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461545637

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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In May 1999, over 50 distinguished scholars from all over the world gathered to honor Gordon Tullock, one of the most prolific, original, and versatile scholars of his generation. Tullock is best known for his pioneering work in Public Choice, the study of how self-interested individuals interact with governments. Tullock's research in public choice has contributed to the understanding of the decisions made by elected officials and bureaucrats, as well as knowledge and how individuals and pressure groups both inside and outside the government seek to shape it. Public Choice Essays in Honor of a Maverick Scholar: Gordon Tullock includes contributions that were strongly influenced by Tullock's work. His influence on studies of governance is well illustrated by the nine papers in this volume. These papers and the discussion touch upon a broad array of aspects of public choice and of Tullock's research.

The Political Economy of Environmental Policy

Using a public choice perspective, this book critically analyses the political economy of environmental policy with special emphasis on the role of powerful interest groups which have blocked the introduction of market instruments.

Author: Bouwe R. Dijkstra

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024331287

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Why is it that market instruments have not been used to their full potential in environmental policy? Using a public choice perspective, this book critically analyses the political economy of environmental policy with special emphasis on the role of powerful interest groups which have blocked the introduction of market instruments. The Political Economy of Environmental Policy will be of interest to environmental and ecological economists, policy makers, political scientists and public choice scholars.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice

“The Epistemological Foundations of Public Choice Theory.” Scandinavian Political Studies ... Public Choice III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Roger D. Congleton

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780190469733

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 984

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"This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive overview of the past seventy years of public choice research, written by experts in the fields surveyed. The individual chapters are more than simple surveys, but provide readers with both a sense of the progress made and puzzles that remain. Most are written with upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economics and political science in mind, but many are completely accessible to non-expert readers who are interested in Public Choice research. The two-volume set will be of broad interest to social scientists, policy analysts, and historians"--

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice Volume 1

“The Epistemological Foundations of Public Choice Theory.” Scandinavian Political Studies ... Public Choice III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Roger D. Congleton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190469757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

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The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice provides a comprehensive overview of the research in economics, political science, law, and sociology that has generated considerable insight into the politics of democratic and authoritarian systems as well as the influence of different institutional frameworks on incentives and outcomes. The result is an improved understanding of public policy, public finance, industrial organization, and macroeconomics as the combination of political and economic analysis shed light on how various interests compete both within a given rules of the games and, at times, to change the rules. These volumes include analytical surveys, syntheses, and general overviews of the many subfields of public choice focusing on interesting, important, and at times contentious issues. Throughout the focus is on enhancing understanding how political and economic systems act and interact, and how they might be improved. Both volumes combine methodological analysis with substantive overviews of key topics. This first volume covers voting and elections; interest group competition and rent seeking, including corruption and various normative approaches to evaluating policies and politics. Throughout both volumes important analytical concepts and tools are discussed, including their application to substantive topics. Readers will gain increased understanding of rational choice and its implications for collective action; various explanations of voting, including economic and expressive; the role of taxation and finance in government dynamics; how trust and persuasion influence political outcomes; and how revolution, coups, and authoritarianism can be explained by the same set of analytical tools as enhance understanding of the various forms of democracy.