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The Limits of Liberty : Between Anarchy and Leviathan - James M. Buchanan

The Limits of Liberty

Between Anarchy and Leviathan

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Published: 1st January 1975
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""The Limits of Liberty" is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no small significance from the standpoint of political philosophy."--Scott Gordon, "Journal of Political Economy"
James Buchanan offers a strikingly innovative approach to a pervasive problem of social philosophy. The problem is one of the classic paradoxes concerning man's freedom in society: in order to protect individual freedom, the state must restrict each person's right to act. Employing the techniques of modern economic analysis, Professor Buchanan reveals the conceptual basis of an individual's social rights by examining the evolution and development of these rights out of presocial conditions.

Preface
Commencement
The Bases for Freedom in Society
Postconstitutional Contract: The Theory of Public Goods
Constitutional Contract: The Theory of Law
Continuing Contract and the Status Quo
The Paradox of ""Being Governed""
Law As Public Capital
The Punishment Dilemma
The Threat of Leviathan
Beyond Pragmatism: Prospects for Constitutional Revolution
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226078205
ISBN-10: 0226078205
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 221
Published: 1st January 1975
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Type: New edition