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The State and its Critics

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The State and its Critics

9781852784133 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Andrew Levine, Institute for Policy Studies, US
Publication Date: 1992 ISBN: 978 1 85278 413 3 Extent: 832 pp
The State and its Critics is an authoritative selection of recent essays in normative political philosophy on the state as a form of political institution, focusing on its role with respect to such values as freedom, justice, well-being, economic efficiency, community, democracy and peace. These essays represent a variety of views about the state, from anarchist to statist and a variety of philosophical orientations, conservative, libertarian, Marxian and liberal.

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The State and its Critics is an authoritative selection of recent essays in normative political philosophy on the state as a form of political institution, focusing on its role with respect to such values as freedom, justice, well-being, economic efficiency, community, democracy and peace. These essays represent a variety of views about the state, from anarchist to statist and a variety of philosophical orientations, conservative, libertarian, Marxian and liberal.
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THE STATE AND ITS CRITICS

Volume I

Part I Anarchism

1. James M Buchanan (1978), ‘A Contractarian Perspective on Anarchy.’
2. Richard A Falk (1978), ‘Anarchism and World Order.’
3. Michael Taylor (1982), ‘Social Order Without State.’

Part II Alternatives to the States

4. John Burnheim (1985), ‘Democracy and the State.’
5. John Burnheim (1985), ‘The Alternative to Electoral Democracy‘ from
‘Democracy and Respresentation.’

Part III The Minimal State

6. Robert Nozick (1974), ‘Why State-of-Nature Theory?’
7. Robert Nozick (1974), ‘The State of Nature’.
8. Robert Nozick (1974), ‘The State.’
9. Geoffrey Hunt (1988), ’The Paradox of the Minimal State.’
10. Jeffrey D. Goldsworthy (1987), ‘Nozick's Libertarianism and the Justification of the State.’

Part IV State Imperfections

11. F.A. Hayek (1979), ‘Majority Opinion and Contemporary Democracy.’
12. F.A. Hayek (1979). ‘The Division of Democratic Powers.’
13. James M. Buchanan (1975), ‘The Threat of Leviathan.’
14. James M. Buchanan (1975), ‘Beyong Pragmatism: Prospects for Constitutional Revolution.’
15. Robert D. Tollison (1982), ‘Rent-Seeking: A Survey.’
16. Gary J. Miller and Terry M. Moe (1983), ‘Bureaucrats, Legislators and the Size of Government.’
17. Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast (1984), ‘Political Solutions to Market Problems.’
18. Sam Peltzman (1980), ‘The Growth of Government.’
19. Charles Wolff, Jr. (1979), ‘A Theory of Non-Market Failure: Framework for Implementation Analysis.’
20. Richard A. Musgrave (1985), ‘Excess Bias and the Nature of Budget Growth.’




Volume II

Part I The Welfare State

1. Christopher W. Morris (1988), ‘A Hobbesian Welfare State?’
2. Michael Davis (1987), ‘Nozick's Argument "for" the Legitimacy of the Welfare State.’
3. James P. Sterba (1985), ‘A Libertarian Justification for a Welfare State.’
4.Robert E. Goodin (1985), ‘Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities: An Ethical Defense of the Welfare State.’
5. Robert E. Goodin (1990), ‘Stabilizing Expectations: The Role of Earnings-Related Benefits in Social Welfare Policy.’
6. Julian Le Grand (1990), ‘Equity versus Efficiency: The Elusive Trade-Off.’
7. Brian Barry (1990), ‘The Welfare State Versus the Relief of Poverty.’
8. Nancy Fraser (1989), ‘Women, Welfare and the Politics of Need Interpretation.’

Part II State Power and Class Power

9. Claus Offe and Volker Ronge (1975), ‘Theses on the Theory of the State.’
10. Bob Jessop (1977), ‘Recent Theories of the Capitalist State.’
11. David Easton (1981), ‘The Political System Besieged by the State.’
12. Ralph Miliband (1983), ‘State Power and Class Interests.’

Part III Socialism and the State

13. Roger Harris (1987), ‘Socialism and Democracy: Beyond State and Civil Society.’
14. Andrew Levine (1987), ‘The Socialist State.’
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