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Government by the Market? : The Politics of Public Choice - Peter Self

Government by the Market?

The Politics of Public Choice

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Published: 18th November 1993
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Recent decades have seen the study of politics invaded by economic theories, methods and techniques. This book gives a concise, non- technical account of these 'public choice' theories and examines their influence upon government policies in English-speaking countries. Issues covered include slimming the state, privatising welfare and re- structuring government. Final chapters offer an alternative view of the basis of good government. This book offers a unique survey and critique of the ideas and influence of an important branch of political thought and its links with market theories. It is vital reading for students of both politics and economics.

Preface - Economic Interpretations of Politics - Theories of Political Behaviour - The Creation of a New Ideology - Slimming the State - Privatising Welfare - Restructuring Government - Market Ideology and Public Policy - Public Choice and the Public Interest - Towards Better Government - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333569733
ISBN-10: 0333569733
Series: Politics of Public Choice
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18th November 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 21.6
Edition Number: 10