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The Economic Foundations of Government - Randall G. Holcombe

The Economic Foundations of Government

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Analyzing government as the product of exchange among individuals who differ in their bargaining power, this approach shows why individuals agree to political institutions that give their governments extensive power, and why even the most powerful government benefits from constitutional rules constraining the government's power. This foundation is used to examine a wide range of government activities, including its protection of rights, its military activities and democratic political institutions. Randall G. Holcombe is the author of "Public Finance and the Political Process", "An Economic Analysis of Democracy", "Public Sector Economics" and "Economic Models and Methodology".

Preface - Introduction - The Economic Theory of Rights - Governments and Constitutions - A Model of Rights and Government - Distinction between Clubs and Governments - Government as Monopolist - Institutions and Exchange - Constitutional Evolution - Competition in Politics - The Concept of Agreement - Positive and Normative Theories of Government - Political Ethics and Public Policy - Conclusion - Index

ISBN: 9780333595558
ISBN-10: 0333595556
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 18th October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 15