Readings in Political Economy / Edition 1

Readings in Political Economy / Edition 1

by Kaushik Basu
     
 

Readings in Political Economy contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots

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Readings in Political Economy contains some of the most valuable contributions to this rapidly growing field. Ranging from authoritative seminal pieces to striking contemporary papers, the readings in this volume explore the complex intersections between politics and economics from the perspectives of both disciplines.

Presenting both the historical roots and recent developments of political economy within a choice-theoretic framework, Readings in Political Economy includes analyses of institutions, conceptions of the state, agency, and the political process. Basu's comprehensive introduction connects and synthesizes these diverse pieces, while also discussing other recent advances in the field. Ideal for both undergraduate and graduate students in economics and politics, this reader will also prove invaluable for political economy courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223320
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readings for Contemporary Economics Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.35(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IRoots13
1Extracts from Leviathan (1651)15
2Of the First Principles of Government (1758)21
Pt. IIInstitutions, Markets, and Political Power25
3The Place of Institutions in the Economy: a Theoretical Perspective (1998)27
4Transaction Cost Economics and Organization Theory (1996)35
5The Role of Institutions in the Revival of Trade: the Law Merchant, Private Judges, and the Champagne Fairs (1990)68
6Institutions and International Trade: Lessons from the Commercial Revolution (1992)89
7Implications from the Disequilibrium of Majority Rule for the Study of Institutions (1980)96
Pt. IIIAlternative Conceptions of the State115
8The Coase Theorem and the Theory of the State (1973)117
9Dictatorship, Democracy, and Development (1993)130
10Will Free Trade with Political Science Put Normative Economists out of work? (1997)145
11On Misunderstanding Government: an Analysis of the Art of Policy Advice (1997)156
Pt. IVGovernment and Agency173
12Multitask Principal-Agent Analyses: Incentive Contracts, Asset Ownership, and Job Design (1991)175
13The Internal Organization of Government (1994)202
14Power of Incentives in Private versus Public Organizations (1997), and extracts from The Making of Economic Policy (1996)229
Pt. VThe Political Process, Voting, and Public Choice243
15The Statics and Dynamics of Party Ideologies (1957)245
16Rationality and Social Choice (1995)264
17An Economic Model of Representative Democracy (1997)291
18Distributive Politics and Economic Growth (1994)314
19Is Inequality Harmful for Growth? (1994)335
20Social Norms and Economic Incentives in the Welfare State (1999)361
Index387

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