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  1. 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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  2. Current Issues in Public Choice

    Current Issues in Public Choice

    Edited by José Casas Pardo, Friedrich Schneider
    In this major book an internationally acclaimed group of scholars examines theoretical and applied topics of particular relevance to public choice analysis. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. 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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  4. THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF RENT SEEKING

    THE ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF RENT SEEKING

    Edited by Robert D. Tollison, Roger D. Congleton
    This collection brings together the classic papers on the economics of rent seeking. These papers date from Gordon Tullock’s original 1967 paper which first put forth the idea that the pursuit of transfers was socially costly. Other classic papers by Anne Krueger and Richard Posner are included, as well as a series of more recent papers which trace the evolution of the literature on this important innovation in economic theory. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 300.00   Web: $ 270.00
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  5. TRADE PROTECTION IN THE UNITED STATES

    TRADE PROTECTION IN THE UNITED STATES

    Charles K. Rowley, Willem Thorbecke, Richard E. Wagner
    Trade Protection in the United States analyzes the history of US trade policy to explain why interest groups are able to foster protectionist policies despite the advantages which free trade offers consumers. The authors also explain why the principles of managed trade – as epitomized in the institution of the GATT – are inevitably subverted by protectionism. This important book concludes with a vigorous justification of unilateral free trade and makes a convincing case for protecting the freedom to trade through an amendment to the US constitution. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  6. THE LEGACY OF RONALD COASE IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

    THE LEGACY OF RONALD COASE IN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

    Edited by Steven G. Medema
    Ronald Coase, the 1991 Nobel laureate in Economics, has had a profound impact on the way that economists and others view both the firm and the relationship between the legal and economic systems. This authoritative collection brings together the diverse body of literature that reflects Ronald Coase’s influence on economic analysis from his early work on the theory of the firm and transaction costs to Coase’s theorem and the development of the field of law and economics. Learn More
    1995   Hardback Price: $ 520.00   Web: $ 468.00
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  7. 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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  8. CONDORCET

    CONDORCET

    Edited by Iain McLean, Fiona Hewitt
    The Marquis de Condorcet (1743–94) was a founding father of social science. He believed that what he called the moral sciences could be studied by the same exacting methods as the natural sciences, and he developed many of the tools for doing so. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  9. PUBLIC GOODS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITIES

    PUBLIC GOODS AND PRIVATE COMMUNITIES

    Fred E. Foldvary
    Rejecting the market-failure hypothesis, Dr Foldvary argues that an entrepreneur can provide collective goods by consensual community agreements. Instead of focusing particular services, as previous studies have done, this book concerns itself with entire private communities. A series of case studies demonstrates how real world communities, such as Walt Disney World, the Reston Association in Virginia and the private neighbourhoods of St Louis, are in fact financing their own public goods and services in accordance with this theory. For such communities to rise and prosper, the author contends, government must eliminate restrictions such as zoning as well as the taxation of private services. After considering the implications of his work for urban economies – at a time when many of America’s cities are plagued by decay, violence and poverty – Dr Foldvary argues that prosperity can be restored to cities if private communities are allowed to develop. As an original response to an urgent, contemporary problem this well-written book will be welcomed by social scientists, policy makers and business leaders seeking solutions to problems of urban decay. Learn More
    1994   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  10. Property Rights and the Limits of Democracy

    Property Rights and the Limits of Democracy

    Edited by Charles K. Rowley
    Property rights lie at the heart of the economic success of any economy and the extent to which its citizens enjoy economic freedom. At a time when Eastern Europe is breaking free from the yoke of collectivist–socialist ideas, this book presents essays by four political economists evaluating a range of feasible reforms intended to breathe new life into constitutional republicanism. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  11. 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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  12. SOCIAL CHOICE THEORY

    SOCIAL CHOICE THEORY

    Edited by Charles K. Rowley
    This major reference collection presents in three volumes the key articles and papers on social choice theory. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 815.00   Web: $ 733.50
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  13. PUBLIC CHOICE THEORY

    PUBLIC CHOICE THEORY

    Edited by Charles K. Rowley
    This title is of this important reference collection focuses on the economics of politics. It centres attention on key debates within the literature, counter-poising the approaches of the major schools with their differing theoretical methods and empirical emphasis. The importance of institutions is noted both in the selection of articles and in the introductory essay which offers a Virginian perspective on the subject. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 770.00   Web: $ 693.00
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  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. the public choice approach to politics

    the public choice approach to politics

    Dennis C. Mueller
    The Public Choice Approach to Politics presents some of Dennis Mueller's most important contributions to public choice and public economics. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 192.00   Web: $ 172.80
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  17. THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE

    THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE

    Charles K. Rowley
    The Right to Justice reviews the history of legal services in the US from its origins in the 1890s to the multi-million dollar Federal program of the late 20th century. But this is no ordinary text. Charles Rowley skilfully shows how government transfers tend to be dissipated in competitive rent-seeking by special interest groups, that much of what is left tends to be subverted to the agendas of the more powerful groups and that the residuals tend to be inefficiently managed by a poorly monitored and ideologically motivated supply bureaucracy. The upshot is that customer preferences play little or no role in the allocation of resources within the legal services budget. Learn More
    1992   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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  18. RATIONAL CHOICE AND POLITICAL POWER

    RATIONAL CHOICE AND POLITICAL POWER

    Keith M. Dowding
    This illuminating title applies rational choice theory to the power debate, demonstrating the fallacious arguments of all sides. Power is analysed as a bargaining game where the power of actors is assessed in terms of the resources to which they have access. By distinguishing luck from power it shows that many groups widely regarded as powerful are merely lucky, albeit as a result of systematic features of society. Learn More
    1991   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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