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The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition

Edited by Michael Reksulak, Georgia Southern University, US, Laura Razzolini, Virginia Commonwealth University, US and William F. Shughart II, J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice, Utah State University, US
The Companion lays out a comprehensive history of the field and, in five additional parts, it explores public choice contributions to the study of the origins of the state, the organization of political activity, the analysis of decision-making in non-market institutions, the examination of tribal governance and to modeling and predicting the behavior of international organizations and transnational terrorism.
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84980 285 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Austrian Economics
  • Public Choice Theory
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Choice
The Elgar Companion to Public Choice, Second Edition brings together leading scholars in the field of political economy to introduce readers to the latest research in public choice.

The Companion lays out a comprehensive history of the field and, in five additional parts, it explores public choice contributions to the study of the origins of the state, the organization of political activity, the analysis of decision-making in non-market institutions, the examination of tribal governance, and modeling and predicting the behavior of international organizations and transnational terrorism.

With broad and up-to-date coverage, this second edition will appeal to politicians and policymakers, academics and researchers in public and social choice and political science as well as graduate students in economics, political science and public administration.
‘This is a comprehensive set of essays on myriad facets of public choice by many of the leading contributors in the field. The coverage is excellent and the essays are terrific. I highly recommend this book for researchers and students.’
– Todd Sandler, University of Texas at Dallas, US

‘Co-Editors Michael Reksulak, Laura Razzolini, and William Shughart have assembled a ?ne extension of the ?rst Elgar Companion to Public Choice that was published in 2003 (Shughart and Razzolini 2003). . . Overall, the 2013 Companion is useful to scholars both as specialists in the speci?c topics covered and as generalists interested in surveying the ?eld.’
– Edward J. Lopez, Journal of Public Finance & Public Choice
Contributors: D.G. Arce M., A. Batinti, F. Bose, G. Brennan, M. Brooks, U. Cantner, R.D. Congleton, C.J. Coyne, N.V. Crain, W.M. Crain, R.B. Ekelund Jr, J.S. Ferris, R.K. Fleck, A. Glazer, A. Hamlin, F.A. Hanssen, A.L. Hillman, R.G. Holcombe, L.W. Kenny, Y. Kim, M.S. Kimenyi, K.M. Larkin-Wong, J.G. Matsusaka, F.S. McChesney, R.R. McGregor, D.C. Mueller, M.C. Munger, F. Padovano, A. Pellillo, R. Pietrantonio, A. Razo, L. Razzolini, M. Reksulak, C.K. Rowley, P.H. Rubin, J.M. Shepherd, W.F. Shughart II, R.S. Sobel, T. Stratmann, O. Taiwo, R.D. Tollison, R. Vaubel, M. Wohlgemuth
Contents:

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

PART I: THE CHOICE IN PUBLIC CHOICE
1. Individual Choice and Collective Choice: An Overview
Michael Reksulak, Laura Razzolini and William F. Shughart II

2. Public Choice: The Origins and Development of a Research Program
Charles K. Rowley

3. Political Science and Public Choice
Michael C. Munger

PART II: THE FRAMEWORK OF GOVERNMENT
4. The Origins of the State
Dennis C. Mueller

5. Constitutional Political Economy
Alan Hamlin

6. Autocrats and Democrats
Armando Razo

PART III: SYSTEMS OF COLLECTIVE DECISION-MAKING
7. Expressive Voting
Geoffrey Brennan and Michael Brooks

8. Direct Democracy
John G. Matsusaka

9. Legislatures
Nicole V. Crain and W. Mark Crain

10. Parliaments
Fabio Padovano

11. Federal Systems
Randall G. Holcombe

12. Tribal Systems
Mwangi S. Kimenyi and Olumide Taiwo

PART IV: PUBLIC CHOICE ANALYSES OF THE TOOLS OF GOVERNMENT
13. The Politics of Elections and Congressional Oversight
Russell S. Sobel and Adam Pellillo

14. Judges: Why do they Matter?
Robert K. Fleck and F. Andrew Hanssen

15. Monetary Policy
Rob Roy McGregor

16. Fiscal Policy
J. Stephen Ferris

17. Regulatory Policy
Amihai Glazer

18. The Public Choice Perspective on Antitrust Law
Fred S. McChesney and Katherine M. Larkin-Wong

PART V: PUBLIC CHOICE PERSPECTIVES ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE GOVERNED
19. Rent Seeking
Arye L. Hillman

20. Campaign Finance
Thomas Stratmann

21. Public Choice and the Law
Paul H. Rubin and Joanna M. Shepherd

22. Public Choice and the Modern Welfare State
Roger D. Congleton with Alberto Batinti, Feler Bose, Youngshin Kim and Rinaldo Pietrantonio

23. Public Choice and Public Education
Lawrence W. Kenny

24. Public Choice and Religion
Robert B. Ekelund Jr and Robert D. Tollison

25. Experimental Public Choice
Laura Razzolini

26. Evolutionary Public Choice
Uwe Cantner and Michael Wohlgemuth

PART VI: PUBLIC CHOICE PERSPECTIVES ON THE RELATIONS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL ACTORS
27. International Organizations
Roland Vaubel

28. The Political Economy of War and Peace
Christopher J. Coyne and Adam Pellillo

29. Collective Action and (Counter) Terrorism
Daniel G. Arce M.

References

Index