The Political Economy of James Buchanan / Edition 2

The Political Economy of James Buchanan / Edition 2

by David Reisman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890964300

ISBN-13: 9780890964309

Pub. Date: 03/28/1990

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press


A political economist whose numerous and influential writings explore the no-man's-land that separates the social science disciplines. The founder of the constitutional economics paradigm, Buchanan was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in economic science for his contributions to a theory of constitutional political economy as well as his leadership of the public…  See more details below

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A political economist whose numerous and influential writings explore the no-man's-land that separates the social science disciplines. The founder of the constitutional economics paradigm, Buchanan was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in economic science for his contributions to a theory of constitutional political economy as well as his leadership of the public choice movement.

In this volume, David Reisman seeks to explain and analyze the important insights of this difficult but stimulating multidisciplinary figure. Buchanan's recommendation of constitutional precommitment will appeal to all economists who share his conviction that politicians and bureaucrats, where not preconstrained by rules that they cannot alter at will, tend rapidly to become not servants but the masters of the electorate. His determination to define and defend the middle ground, neither anarchy nor Leviathan, will have a wider appeal still.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890964309
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Series:
Texas A&M University Economics Series, #10
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.68(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Introduction - The Constitution - Operational Rules - Institutional Failure - A Charter for Democrats - The Democratic State - The Moral Dimension - Economics and Beyond - Notes and References - Index

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