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Law and Public Choice : A Critical Introduction - Daniel A. Farber

Law and Public Choice

A Critical Introduction

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Published: 1st January 1991
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In "Law and Public Choice," Daniel Farber and Philip Frickey present a remarkably rich
and accessible introduction to the driving principles of public choice. In this, the first
systematic look at the implications of social choice for legal doctrine, Farber and Frickey
carefully review both the empirical and theoretical literature about interest group influence and provide a nonmathematical introduction to formal models of legislative action. Ideal for course use, this volume offers a balanced and perceptive analysis and critique of an approach which, within limits, can illuminate the dynamics of government decision-making.
""Law and Public Choice" is a most valuable contribution to the burgeoning literature. It
should be of great interest to lawyers, political scientists, and all others interested in issues at the intersection of government and law."--Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago Law
School

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Interest Groups and the Political Process
The Impact of Interest Group Theory
Interest Groups and Political Science
The Economic Theory of Legislation
Normative Implications
Arrow's Theorem and the Democratic Process
Arrow's Theorem and Its Implications
Republicanism
Chaos and Coherence in Legislatures
Public Choice and Legislative Deliberation
Economic Regulation and the Constitution
Economic Rights and the Constitution
Federalism
The Delegation Doctrine
Statutory Interpretation
Legislative Intent
Legislative History
Ambiguous Language and Rational Choice
Statutory Evolution
Integrating Public Choice and Public Law
Existing Strands of "Due Process of Lawmaking"
Expanding the Influence of Public Choice in Public Law Epilogue: Beyond the Economic Sphere
Index
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ISBN: 9780226238036
ISBN-10: 0226238032
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st January 1991
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.28