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  1. 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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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  2. Political Economy and Public Finance

    Political Economy and Public Finance

    Edited by Stanley L. Winer, Hirofumi Shibata
    There is a long-standing difference amongst public economists between those who think that collective choice must be formally acknowledged, and those who derive their policy recommendations from a social planning framework in which politics plays no role. The purpose of this book is to contribute to a meaningful dialogue between these two groups, in the belief that the future of both political economy and of normative public finance lies somewhere between the two approaches. Some of the specific questions addressed in the book include: does public finance need political economy? Should collective choice play a role in the standard of reference used in normative public finance? What is a ‘failure’ in a non-market or policy process? And what have we learned about the theory and practice of public finance from three decades of empirical research on public choice? The book also provides a practitioner’s view of the political economy of redistribution. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. The Economics of Public Choice, Second Edition

    The Economics of Public Choice, Second Edition

    Patrick A. McNutt
    In this fully revised second edition of a well-regarded and popular text, Patrick McNutt presents more ideas and challenges to all those interested in political economy and public choice. The author evaluates a range of public choice concepts including rent-seeking, voting and voter behaviour, and the growth of government and bureaucracy. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  4. The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

    The Elgar Companion to Public Choice

    Edited by William F. Shughart II, Laura Razzolini
    This authoritative and encyclopaedic reference work provides a thorough account of the public choice approach to economics and politics. The Companion breaks new ground by joining together the most important issues in the field in a single comprehensive volume. It contains state-of-the-art discussions of both old and contemporary problems, including new work by the founding fathers as well as contributions by a new generation of younger scholars.   Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 333.00   Web: $ 299.70
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    2003   Paperback Price: $ 100.00   Web: $ 80.00
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  5. Ethics as Social Science

    Ethics as Social Science

    Leland B. Yeager
    With this important book, esteemed economist Leland B. Yeager grounds moral and political philosophy in the requirements of a well-functioning society, one whose members reap the gains from peaceful cooperation while pursuing their own diverse goals. Learn More
    2001   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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    2002   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  6. The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

    The Elgar Companion to Law and Economics

    Edited by Jürgen G. Backhaus
    This authoritative and comprehensive reference work introduces the reader to the major concepts and leading contributors in the field of law and economics. The Companion features accessible, informative and provocative entries on all the significant areas and breaks new ground by bringing together widely dispersed but theoretically congruent ideas for the first time. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 289.00   Web: $ 260.10
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    2003   Paperback Price: $ 78.00   Web: $ 62.40
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  7. The New Democratic Federalism For Europe

    The New Democratic Federalism For Europe

    Bruni S. Frey, Reiner Eichenberger
    This innovative book proposes a new institutional arrangement for government to fulfil the needs of its citizens as well as possible. Existing aspects of federalism and direct democracy in Europe are strengthened, and as a result future developments arising in the region are coped with better. Learn More
    1999   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2004   Paperback Price: $ 44.00   Web: $ 35.20
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  8. Policy Analysis and Public Choice

    Policy Analysis and Public Choice

    William A. Niskanen
    Policy Analysis and Public Choice is an important selection of articles written by William A. Niskanen over the last thirty years. The volume represents two quite different disciplines to which Niskanen has made a major contribution: policy analysis and public choice. It also includes his major essays on proprietary studies as well as many of his professional papers written for an academic audience. Learn More
    1998   Hardback Price: $ 183.00   Web: $ 164.70
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 83.00   Web: $ 66.40
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  9. Liberalism Defended

    Liberalism Defended

    Douglas B. Rasmussen, Douglas J. Den Uyl
    Liberalism is today under serious intellectual attack. It is said to undermine its own principles, to have lost any strong claims to universal validity, and to foster injustice and inhumanity. Liberalism is associated with Enlightenment thought and is considered by some as an outmoded political philosophy. Professors Rasmussen and Den Uyl take up this challenge to liberalism. They show that liberalism is not locked into traditional ways of understanding itself and has the capacity to enrich itself by intellectual traditions not usually associated with liberalism. Learn More
    1998   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  10. Lessons for Citizens of a New Democracy

    Lessons for Citizens of a New Democracy

    Peter C. Ordeshook
    Lessons for Citizens of a New Democracy provides an authoritative analysis of the foundations of democracy, with relation to the demise of communist ideology. This significant contribution by a leading expert details the tentative process towards democracy in the successor states of the former Soviet Union and attempts to prioritise the issues of central importance in structuring a new democratic state. Learn More
    1998   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  11. Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State

    Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State

    Mwangi S. Kimenyi
    Ethnic Diversity, Liberty and the State is an insightful study of highly centralized, unitary systems of government and the breakdown of civil society in sub-Saharan Africa. The author argues persuasively that institutional reform involving decentralization and federalism can better accommodate ethnic diversity in the area. Learn More
    1998   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  12. Promises, Promises

    Promises, Promises

    Paul H. Rubin
    Promises, Promises examines from a libertarian perspective, the differing methods and levels of success of adapting contract law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and especially Russia in the wake of political change. The author analyses the roles of government power and policy, opportunism and private regulatory mechanisms within the pattern of change. Learn More
    1998   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  13. Not Just for the Money

    Not Just for the Money

    Bruno S. Frey
    In Not Just for the Money Professor Frey challenges traditional economic theory and argues that people do not act in expectation of monetary gain alone, nor do they work solely because they are paid. Furthermore, the author claims that higher monetary compensation as well as regulations crowd-out motivation in important circumstances. Offering higher pay may make people less committed to their work and may reduce their performance. They thus behave in exactly the opposite way the fundamental price-effect of economics predicts. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  14. Before Resorting to Politics

    Before Resorting to Politics

    Anthony de Jasay
    Before Resorting to Politics is an original account of liberty and property which questions the morality and utility of political solutions and seeks to de-politicise society. Learn More
    1996   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  15. Classical Liberalism in the Age of Post Communism

    Classical Liberalism in the Age of Post Communism

    Norman Barry
    Classical Liberalism in the Age of Post–Communism reconstructs the theory of classical liberalism as a unified doctrine that encompasses political economy, jurisprudence and social philosophy. Norman Barry’s essay provides explanations of the market economy, entrepreneurship, property rights theory and constitutionalism from a classical liberal perspective. The main elements of this doctrine are defended by Professor Barry against the criticisms of egalitarians, communitarians and the new reconstructed socialists. Despite some intellectual and practical successes the classical liberal doctrine has failed to capture the imagination of the establishment in the social sciences or the support of the electorate at large. Professor Barry shows how classical liberal public choice theory can counteract the apparent decline of the doctrine and enable us to explore the meanings of liberty, social justice and law in the context of contemporary social theory. Learn More
    1996   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  16. Economic Policy in a Liberal Democracy

    Economic Policy in a Liberal Democracy

    Richard E. Wagner
    In Economic Policy in a Liberal Democracy, Richard E. Wagner offers an approach to welfare economics and economic policy appropriate for a classically liberal society. Learn More
    1995   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  17. BUREAUCRACY AND PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    BUREAUCRACY AND PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    William A. Niskanen
    Bureaucracy and Public Economics brings together in one volume the classic book and related articles which put forward the first formal economic theory of the behaviour of bureaucracies. William Niskanen Jr. has consistently argued that bureaucrats have personal objectives – that differ from those of both their political supervisors and the general public – which they further by use of their monopoly power. He develops his argument to contend that government budgets have become too large and should be curtailed. All of Professor Niskanen’s major contributions to this field have been brought together in this one volume including his pioneering article on ‘The Peculiar Economics of Bureaucracy’, the full text of the book ‘Bureaucracy and Representative Government’ and his recent reassessment of the larger body of scholarship on the economics of bureaucracy. Learn More
    1996   Paperback Price: $ 53.00   Web: $ 42.40
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  18. RENT SEEKING

    RENT SEEKING

    Gordon Tullock
    This is a succinct but comprehensive account of the research programme in rent-seeking launched in 1967 by Gordon Tullock’s argument that the availability of monopoly rents through government encourages self-seeking individuals to waste economic resources in competitive bidding for those rents. Learn More
    1993   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  19. PARCHMENT, GUNS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

    PARCHMENT, GUNS AND CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER

    Richard E. Wagner
    In this far-reaching and insightful monograph, Richard Wagner exposes the failure of the United States constitution to overcome the tyranny of the majority so feared by the Founding Fathers. Learn More
    1993   Paperback Price: $ 21.00   Web: $ 16.80
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  20. PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    PROPERTY AS A GUARANTOR OF LIBERTY

    James M. Buchanan
    Defences for regimes of private property ownership are normally grounded on economic efficiency arguments. In Property as a Guarantor of Liberty a different approach is taken, one that grounds the defence of private property ownership on the protection it affords to individual liberty. Several interesting implications emerge from the analysis, including an explanation of the desire by individuals for ownership of consumer durable goods. A direct implication of this analysis is that constitutional limits must be in place, prior to any exercise of democratic governance, to constrain overt political intrusions into rights of property. The confusion that has corrupted Western attitudes, and that threatens to close off the opportunities now presented to emerging post-socialist societies, involves a failure to recognise that ‘constitutional’ must be placed in front of the word ‘democracy’ if the political equity of individuals is to contain any meaningful measure of freedom and autonomy. Learn More