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Public Choice III

Public Choice III

3rd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521894753

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  • This book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II (1989). As in the previous editions, all of the major topics of public choice are covered. These include: why the state exists, voting rules, federalism, the theory of clubs, two-party and multiparty electoral systems, rent seeking, bureaucracy, interest groups, dictatorship, the size of government, voter participation, and political business cycles. Normative issues in public choice are also examined. The book is suitable for upper level courses in economics dealing with politics, and political science courses emphasizing rational actor models.

    • Latest edition of one of top 10 selling titles on economics list
    • Contains 6 new chapters, others substantively revised
    • Covers all public choice literature, theory, and applied work, in economics and politics
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    "No student or teacher of public choice and no researcher working at the intersection of economics and politics can afford to not have a copy of Public Choice III within easy reach. Public Choice

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521894753
    • length: 790 pages
    • dimensions: 251 x 178 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.41kg
    • contains: 120 b/w illus. 75 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. Origins of the State:
    2. The reason for collective choice - allocative efficiency
    3. The reason for collective choice - redistribution
    Part II. Public Choice in a Direct Democracy:
    4. The choice of voting rule
    5. Majority rule - positive properties
    6. Majority rule - normative properties
    7. Simple alternatives to majority rule
    8. Complicated alternatives to majority rule
    9. Exit, voice and disloyalty
    Part III. Public Choice in a Representative Democracy:
    10. Federalism
    11. Two-party competition - deterministic voting
    12. Two-party competition - probabilistic voting
    13. Multiparty systems
    14. The paradox of voting
    15. Rent seeking
    16. Bureaucracy
    17. Legislatures and bureaucracies
    18. Dictatorship
    Part IV. Applications and Testing:
    19. Political competition and macroeconomic performance
    20. Interest groups, campaign contributions and lobbying
    21. The size of government
    22. Government size and economic performance
    Part V. Normative public choice:
    23. Social welfare functions
    24. The impossibility of a social ordering
    25. A just social contract
    26. The constitution as a utilitarian contract
    27. Liberal rights and social choices
    Part VI. What Have We Learned?:
    28. Has public choice contributed anything to the study of politics?
    29. Allocation, redistribution, and public choice.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Adv Topics: Pol. Economy I
    • Causality and Experimentation in Social Sciences
    • Economic Analysis of Politics
    • Graduate Public Economics I
    • Intro to Political Economy
    • Political Economy I
    • Public Economics ll
    • U.S. Economic Politics
  • Author

    Dennis C. Mueller, Universität Wien, Austria

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