Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy

Editors: Rowley, Charles, Schneider, Friedrich (Eds.)

  • Accessible essays on public choice from a variety of perspectives from prominent scholars worldwide
  • Features biographies of founding fathers of the field
  • Essays culled from successful and well-reviewed Encyclopedia of Public Choice - updated, revised and including new entries
  • Pricing and packaging, relative to larger-scale Encyclopedia, will appeal to wider spectrum of libraries and to individual scholars and professionals
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Public choice is the study of behavior at the intersection of economics and political science. Since the pioneering work of Duncan Black in the 1940s, public choice has developed a rich literature, drawing from such related perspectives as history, philosophy, law, and sociology, to analyze political decision making (by citizen-voters, elected officials, bureaucratic administrators, lobbyists, and other "rational" actors) in social and economic context, with an emphasis on identifying differences between individual goals and collective outcomes. Constitutional political economy provides important insights into the relationship between effective constitutions and the behavior of ordinary political markets.

In Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy, Charles Rowley and Friedrich Schneider have assembled an international array of leading authors to present a comprehensive and accessible overview of the field and its applications. Covering a wide array of topics, including regulation and antitrust, taxation, trade liberalization, political corruption, interest group behavior, dictatorship, and environmental issues, and featuring biographies of the founding fathers of the field, this volume will be essential reading for scholars and students, policymakers, economists, sociologists, and non-specialist readers interested in the dynamics of political economy.

 

Table of contents (33 chapters)

  • Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy

    Rowley, Charles K.

    Pages 3-29

  • Public Choice: An Introduction

    Mueller, Dennis C.

    Pages 31-46

  • Public Choice Trailblazers versus the Tyranny of the Intellectual Establishment

    Rowley, Charles K.

    Pages 47-73

  • Duncan Black (1908–1991)

    Rowley, Charles K.

    Pages 77-83

  • Kenneth J. Arrow (1921 - )

    Grofman, Bernard

    Pages 85-90

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Readings in Public Choice and Constitutional Political Economy
Editors
  • Charles Rowley
  • Friedrich Schneider
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-75870-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-75870-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74574-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4508-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 626
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