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The Public Choice Approach to Politics : Economists of the Twentieth Century - Dennis C. Mueller

The Public Choice Approach to Politics

Economists of the Twentieth Century

Hardcover Published: January 1993
ISBN: 9781852788056
Number Of Pages: 552

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Reproduces 26 articles on public choice and public economics by Mueller, written over 20 years. Employing the contractarian-constitutional methodology of public choice, he examines the properties of several voting methods, representational systems and questions of equity and justice.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Contractarian Approach to Public Choice
Constitutional Democracy and Social Welfarep. 3
The Utilitarian Contract: A Generalization of Rawls' Theory of Justicep. 25
Intergenerational Justice and the Social Discount Ratep. 48
Achieving the Just Polityp. 59
The Social Contract and Collective Choicep. 65
Choosing a Constitution in East Europe: Lessons from Public Choicep. 77
Constitutional Rightsp. 101
Individualism, Contractarianism, and Moralityp. 122
Electoral and Voting Rules
Solving the Intensity Problem in Representative Democracyp. 143
On Equalizing the Distribution of Political Incomep. 184
Representative Democracy via Random Selectionp. 193
The Social Gains from Exchanging Votes: A Simulation Approachp. 205
Voting by Vetop. 230
Voting by Veto and Majority Rulep. 249
Probabilistic Majority Rulep. 266
The Composition and Size of Government Activity
Allocation, Redistribution, and Collective Choicep. 287
The Pareto Optimal Approach to Income Redistribution: A Fiscal Applicationp. 305
Redistribution, Growth, and Political Stabilityp. 315
Electoral Politics, Interest Groups, and the Size of Governmentp. 320
Interest Groups and the Size of Governmentp. 344
The Growth of Government: A Public Choice Perspectivep. 365
James M. Buchanan and 'The Virginia School'
James M. Buchanan: Economist cum Contractarianp. 403
The "Virginia School" and Public Choicep. 431
A Survey of Public Choice
Public Choice: A Surveyp. 447
Public Choice's Methodology and Future
Rational Egoism Versus Adaptive Egoism as Fundamental Postulate for a Descriptive Theory of Human Behaviorp. 489
The Future of Public Choicep. 510
Name Indexp. 515
Subject Indexp. 523
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ISBN: 9781852788056
ISBN-10: 1852788054
Series: Economists of the Twentieth Century
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: January 1993
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.95

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