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  1. Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy

    Public Choice and the Challenges of Democracy

    Edited by José Casas Pardo, Pedro Schwartz
    This timely and important volume addresses the serious challenges faced by democracy in contemporary society. With contributions from some of the world’s most prestigious scholars of public choice and political science, this comprehensive collection presents a complete overview of the threats democracy must confront, by both contesting accepted ideas and offering new approaches. Using theoretical and empirical evidence, this book will be a significant addition to the current literature, providing original and enlightening perspectives on the theory of democracy. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  2. Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Richard E. Wagner
    This book advances a social-theoretic treatment of public finance, which contrasts with the typical treatment of government as an agent of intervention into a market economy. To start, Richard Wagner construes government not as an agent but as a polycentric process of interaction, just as is a market economy. The theory of markets and the theory of public finance are thus construed as complementary components of a broader endeavor of social theorizing, with both seeking to provide insight into the emergence of generally coordinated relationships within society. The author places analytical focus on emergent processes of development rather than on states of equilibrium, and with much of that development set in motion by conflict among people and their plans. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Humane Economics

    Humane Economics

    Edited by Jack High
    Don Lavoie’s published work encompasses a wide range of subjects – socialism, hermeneutics, information technology, and culture. The subjects appear unrelated, but a close examination of his research reveals an underlying unity of thought and an economics at sharp variance with the post World War II mainstream. The contributors to this volume explore the legacy of his scholarship and its implications for economics. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  4. Beyond Conventional Economics

    Beyond Conventional Economics

    Edited by Giuseppe Eusepi, Alan P. Hamlin
    Beyond Conventional Economics presents new original work from leading scholars on the interface between the individual and political and social institutions. The book offers a critique of the inadequacies of the conventional economic approach to politics and a state-of-the-art view of new paradigms challenging the dominant economic notion of the individual. A number of chapters also explore the limits of individually rational behaviour in political decision making – some by challenging the orthodox content of the idea of rationality, others by providing fresh views on the operation of political processes. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  5. The Elgar Companion to Public Economics

    The Elgar Companion to Public Economics

    Edited by Attiat F. Ott, Richard J. Cebula
    Attiat Ott and Richard Cebula have recognised the need to present, in an accessible and straightforward way, the voluminous literature in the public economics arena. Advances in econometric techniques and the spillover of knowledge from other disciplines made it difficult, not only for students but also for lecturers, to accurately find the information they need. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  6. Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative

    Why I, Too, Am Not a Conservative

    James M. Buchanan
    Nobel Laureate James Buchanan collects in this volume original and recent hard-to-find essays exploring liberalism and conservatism as distinct ways of looking at and thinking about the realm of human interaction. Classical liberalism is presented here as a coherent political and economic position, as distinguished from both modern liberalism and conservatism. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  7. Anarchy, State and Public Choice

    Anarchy, State and Public Choice

    Edited by Edward Stringham
    The book reprints the main articles from the 1972 volume Explorations in the Theory of Anarchy, and contains a response to each chapter, as well as new comments by Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel and Peter Boettke. The younger economists are notably less pessimistic about markets and more pessimistic about government than their predecessors. Much of the new analysis suggests that private property rights and contracts can exist without government, and that even though problems exist, government does not seem to offer a solution. Might anarchy be the best choice after all? This provocative volume explores this issue in-depth and provides some interesting answers. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  8. Endogenous Time Preferences in Social Networks

    Endogenous Time Preferences in Social Networks

    Marianna A. Klochko, Peter C. Ordeshook
    Marianna Klochko and Peter Ordeshook address an under-studied issue from rational choice theory – the common assumption that individual time preferences are exogenous and fixed. They then present empirical evidence to suggest that this is not the case, exploring a computer simulation model that allows for the evolutionary change of time preferences. This is done, moreover, in the context of social networks that are themselves endogenously determined. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  9. Public Pensions and Immigration

    Public Pensions and Immigration

    Tim Krieger
    The rapid ageing of societies in many industrialized countries threatens the stability of unfunded public pension systems. An immigration policy that accepts young workers would appear to be a simple solution to the challenge, by increasing the number of contributors to the pension system. Tim Krieger uses public choice analysis to investigate whether a majority of voters would pursue an active immigration policy in order to stabilize its unfunded public pension system. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  10. Law, Economics and Antitrust

    Law, Economics and Antitrust

    Patrick A. McNutt
    In this accessible yet rigorous textbook, Patrick McNutt presents a clear and refreshing approach to a wide range of topics in law, economics and antitrust. The issues covered include duty and obligation, contracting, liability, property rights, efficient entry, compensation, oligopoly pricing, issues in strategic antitrust and merger analysis. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  11. The Origins of Law and Economics

    The Origins of Law and Economics

    Edited by Francesco Parisi, Charles K. Rowley
    This unique collection of largely unpublished papers brings together the founding fathers of law and economics to provide their own views on the origins and intellectual history of the field. Law and economics emerged as a separate field of scholarship during the early 1960s, fueled by two seminal papers, one by Ronald Coase and one by Guido Calabresi. The ideas generated by scholars researching in the field have deeply influenced the major disciplines of economics and the law. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 223.00   Web: $ 200.70
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    2007   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  12. Public Goods, Redistribution and Rent Seeking

    Public Goods, Redistribution and Rent Seeking

    Gordon Tullock
    Gordon Tullock, eminent political economist and one of the founders of public choice, offers this new and fascinating look at how governments and externalities are linked. Economists frequently justify government as dealing with externalities, defined as benefits or costs that are generated as the result of an economic activity, but that do not accrue directly to those involved in the activity. In this original work, Gordon Tullock posits that government can also create externalities. In doing so, he looks at governmental activity that internalizes such externalities. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  13. Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

    Political Competition, Innovation and Growth in the History of Asian Civilizations

    Edited by Peter Bernholz, Roland Vaubel
    Do political decentralisation and inter state competition favour innovation and growth? There has long been a lively debate surrounding this question, going back to David Hume and Immanuel Kant. This book is a new attempt to test its veracity. The existing literature tends to assume that the beneficial effects of inter state competition have been confined to European history. By contrast, China, India and the Islamic Middle East are regarded as inherently imperial and overcentralised. However, these civilisations have not always been unified politically. In their history, there have been long spells of decentralised rule or inter state competition. The same is true for Japan. If the Hume–Kant hypothesis is correct, it should also apply to those periods. This volume analyses the qualitative and quantitative evidence. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  14. The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights

    The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights

    Edited by Enrico Colombatto
    Economics is a matter of choice and growth, of interaction and exchange among individuals. Because property rights define the rules of these interactions and the objects of exchange, it is vital to fully understand the institutions and implications of the various property-rights regimes. With over 20 original and specially commissioned chapters, this book takes the reader from the historical and moral foundations of the discipline to the frontiers of scholarly research in the field. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  15. The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital

    The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital

    Gunnar L.H Svendsen, Gert T. Svendsen
    This book will contribute substantially to academic and popular debates on social capital and will be an invaluable source of reference for all social scientists. It will particularly appeal to students and scholars of public policy, economics, sociology, political science, anthropology and history. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  16. Changing Institutions in the European Union

    Changing Institutions in the European Union

    Edited by Giuseppe Eusepi, Friedrich Schneider
    This book makes a valuable, analytical contribution to recent debates on the ongoing institutional changes occurring within the European Union. It provides a comprehensive and diverse insight into a variety of areas, including in-depth studies of fiscal, monetary and voting issues, to help elucidate the current period of transitional change. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  17. Equality, Rights and the Autonomous Self

    Equality, Rights and the Autonomous Self

    Timothy P. Roth
    Modern liberalism asserts the transcendental, autonomous self’s ‘natural rights’ against others’ moralistic and political preferences, and regards the economist’s utilitarian social welfare theory as instrumental to the achievement of ‘social justice’. Timothy Roth argues that the liberal enterprise ignores Kant’s ‘two points of view’, confuses Kantian autonomy with moral and political license, mistakes utilitarian impersonality for impartiality, and takes no account of the indeterminacy of social welfare theory’s fundamental theoretical constructs. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  18. Autocratic, Democratic, and Optimal Government

    Autocratic, Democratic, and Optimal Government

    William A. Niskanen
    This book presents simple models of the major alternative types of political regimes, estimates of the parameters of these models, and quantitative estimates of the fiscal choices and economic outcomes of these regimes. William Niskanen provides valuable analysis of the effects of the voting rule, the progressivity of the tax structure, and the length of the fiscal horizon in democratic governments and interesting insights of the effects of alternative regimes on policies, such as war and immigration, that affect the number of people subject to the regime. Learn More
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  19. Capitalism and Democracy

    Capitalism and Democracy

    Dennis C. Mueller
    This distinguished collection of Dennis Mueller’s papers discusses the economic challenges faced as a result of events in the latter third of the twentieth century; the formation of the European Union, the collapse of Communism in East Europe, and the deregulation and privatization movement that spread from North America to Europe and then across the rest of the world. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Property Rights, Planning and Markets

    Property Rights, Planning and Markets

    Chris Webster, Lawrence W.-C. Lai
    This book represents a major innovation in the institutional analysis of cities and their planning, management and governance. Using concepts of transaction costs and property rights, the work shows systematically how urban order evolves as individuals co-operate in cities for mutual gain. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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