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Constitutional Political Economy in a Public Choice Perspective :

Constitutional Political Economy in a Public Choice Perspective

"Public Choice"

By: Charles Rowley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780792344971
Number Of Pages: 324

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Constitutional political economy is a research program that directs inquiry to the working properties of rules & institutions within which individuals interact & to the processes through which these rules & institutions are chosen or come into being. This book makes the case for an approach to constitutional political economy that is grounded in consistent, hard-nosed public choice analysis. Effective institutional design is simply not feasible unless the designers build their structures to withstand rational choice pressures from the political market place. If mean, sensual man is here to stay, then let us, in our better moments, incorporate that knowledge into the institutions that must govern his behavior. A distinguished list of public choice scholars pursue this approach against a varying backcloth of constitutional issues relevant to the United States, Canada, Western Europe, the transition economies & the third world.

Introduction: The relevance of public choice for constitutional political economyp. 1
Positive constitutional economics: A surveyp. 11
Constitutions for new democracies: Reflections of turmoil or agents of stability?p. 55
Toward a new constitution for a future countryp. 73
The balanced budget amendment: Clarifying the argumentsp. 117
The prohibition-repeal amendments: A natural experiments in interest group influencep. 139
Term limits and electoral competitiveness: Evidence from California's state legislative racesp. 165
Choosing free trade without amending the U.S. Constitutionp. 185
Marginal cost sharing and the Articles of Confederationp. 201
On the (relative) unimportance of a balanced budgetp. 215
Public choice in a federal systemp. 235
Federalism and the European Union: A constitutional perspectivep. 255
Subsidiarity and ecologically based taxation: A European constitutional perspectivep. 281
Rule and policy spaces and economic progress: Lessons for Third World countriesp. 311
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ISBN: 9780792344971
ISBN-10: 0792344979
Series: "Public Choice"
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: March 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65