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The Economics Of Collective Choice - Joe B. Stevens

The Economics Of Collective Choice

Paperback Published: 15th February 1993
ISBN: 9780813315676
Number Of Pages: 412

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The study of government policy and public decision-making has experienced a renaissance in recent years as economists and political scientists have come together to form the new field of collective, or public, choice."The Economics of Collective Choice" is a breakthrough text in this field. It is the first to approach the public policy process with a sophisticated understanding of both economics and government and to present these ideas with a grace and accessibility entirely appropriate to undergraduates. Collective choice economics as presented by Professor Stevens is a mix of applied welfare economics and public choice analysis and does not presuppose a knowledge of intermediate microeconomics.Professor Stevens credits both the conservative insight that government intervention is often worse than what it is intended to cure and the liberal view that efficiency and justice are sometimes best served by intervention. This approach allows students to find their own balance between these ideological views.This unique book is designed as a core text for courses on public choice and public policy analysis. It will also find wide use in courses on public administration or public affairs and as a supplementary text in courses on public sector economics and public finance.

Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Efficiency and Equity as Reasons for Collective Actionp. 25
Markets Will They Be Efficient?p. 55
Markets Will They Be Fair?p. 75
Voluntary Solutions to Market Failurep. 95
Direct (Participatory ) Governmentp. 133
Legislative Government: Part 1p. 169
Legislative Government: Part 2p. 213
Administrative Government Part 1p. 263
Administrative Government Part 2p. 299
Federated Governmentp. 329
Notesp. 349
Bibliographyp. 359
About the Book and Authorp. 374
Indexp. 375
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ISBN: 9780813315676
ISBN-10: 0813315670
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 15th February 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1