Public Choice II: A Revised Edition of Public Choice

Public Choice II: A Revised Edition of Public Choice

by Dennis C. Mueller


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ISBN-13: 9780521379526
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/1989
Series: Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Origins of State: 2. The reasons for collective choice - allocative efficiency; 3. Allocative efficiency or 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. Two party competition - deterministic voting; 11. Two party competition - probabilistic voting; 12. Multiparty systems; 13. Rent seeking; 14. The supply of government output; Part IV. Applications: 15. Political competition and macroeconoic performance; 16. The logic of collective action and macroeconomic performance; 17. The size of government; 18. The paradox of voting; Part V. Normative Public Choice: 19. Real valued social welfare functions; 20. Axiomatic social welfare functions; 21. A just social contract; 22. Utilitarian contracts; Part VI. Normative and Positive Theories of Public Choice Compared: 23. Redistribution; 24. Allocation, redistribution and public choice; References.

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