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  1. The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    The Political Economy of Hurricane Katrina and Community Rebound

    Edited by Emily Chamlee-Wright, Virgil Henry Storr
    In 2005 Hurricane Katrina posed an unprecedented set of challenges to formal and informal systems of disaster response and recovery. Informed by the Virginia School of Political Economy, the contributors to this study critically examine the public policy environment that led to both successes and failures in the post-Katrina disaster response and long-term recovery. Building from this perspective, this book lends critical insight into the nature of the social coordination problems disasters present, the potential for public policy to play a positive role, and the inherent limitations policymakers face in overcoming the myriad challenges that are a product of catastrophic disaster. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  2. Handbook on the Economics of Crime

    Handbook on the Economics of Crime

    Edited by Bruce L. Benson, Paul R. Zimmerman
    While few economists analyzed criminal behaviour and the criminal justice process before Gary Becker’s seminal 1968 paper, an enormous body of economic research on crime has since been produced. This insightful and comprehensive Handbook reviews and extends much of this important resulting research. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 294.00   Web: $ 264.60
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 73.00   Web: $ 58.40
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  3. Research Handbook on Public Choice and Public Law

    Research Handbook on Public Choice and Public Law

    Edited by Daniel A. Farber, Anne Joseph O’Connell
    Public choice theory sheds light on many aspects of legislation, regulation, and constitutional law and is critical to a sophisticated understanding of public policy. The editors of this landmark addition to the law and economics literature have organized the Handbook into four main areas of inquiry: foundations, constitutional law and democracy, administrative design and action, and specific statutory schemes. The original contributions, authored by top scholars in the field, provide helpful introductions to important topics in public choice and public law while also exploring the institutional complexity of American democracy. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 80.00   Web: $ 64.00
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  4. Political Economy of Law

    Political Economy of Law

    Patrick A. McNutt
    In this insightful book, Patrick McNutt explores the meaning of law within a political environment, and advances many new ideas and concepts first addressed in his earlier book Law, Economics and Antitrust. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  5. The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economics

    The Economics of Ethics and the Ethics of Economics

    Edited by Geoffrey Brennan, Giuseppe Eusepi
    This book makes a rational and eloquent case for the closer integration of ethics and economics. It expands upon themes concerned with esteem, self-esteem, emotional bonding between agents, expressive concerns, and moral requirements. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  6. Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance

    Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance

    Svetozar Pejovich, Enrico Colombatto
    Capitalism has outperformed all other systems and maintained a positive growth rate since it began. Svetozar Pejovich makes the case within this book that a major reason for the success of capitalism lies in the efficiency-friendly incentives of its basic institutions, which continuously adjust the rules of the game to the requirements of economic progress. The analysis throughout is consistent and is supported by evidence. Key components of the proposed theory are the rule of law, the market for institutions, the interaction thesis, the carriers of change, and the process of changing formal and informal institutions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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  7. Political Failure by Agreement

    Political Failure by Agreement

    Gerhard Wegner
    The purpose of this book is to reconsider economic liberalism from the viewpoint of political liberalism. The author argues that advocates of economic liberalism largely overlook empirical political preferences which, in many societies, go far beyond a limited role of the state. Recent difficulties of reforming the welfare state provide evidence that political preferences are at odds with liberal economic policy in numerous cases. This fact challenges a political conception which demands a limited state role but also claims that citizens’ preferences ‘as they are’ should determine the content of policies. Using an evolutionary perspective on economic liberalism, the book develops new arguments about how economic liberalism can be brought into line with political liberalism. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  8. The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States

    The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States

    Mary Reintsma
    The welfare system in the United States underwent profound changes as a result of the groundbreaking welfare legislation passed in 1996 entitled The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The Political Economy of Welfare Reform in the United States examines in detail the legislative process that gave rise to PRWORA and presents two alternative theories to explain this process; the traditional public interest model of government and the public choice model. On the basis of a detailed historical analysis of welfare programs and policies in the US, the author explains the two alternative theories and engages in a detailed institutional and statistical analysis to make a convincing argument for the validity of the public choice paradigm. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. Morality, Political Economy and American Constitutionalism

    Morality, Political Economy and American Constitutionalism

    Timothy P. Roth
    The Founders of the American Republic set up a remarkable experiment in self-government. Today, debates rage as to the philosophical legacy of this ongoing experiment. In this fascinating study, Timothy Roth offers a critical analysis of modern liberalism and the economic theory to which it is conjoined – social welfare theory. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  10. 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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  11. 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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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 41.00   Web: $ 32.80
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  17. 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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  18. 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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    2006   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  19. 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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  20. 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
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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