Hardcover(Volume 3)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865972179
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1999
Series: Collected Works of James M. Buchanan Series , #3
Edition description: Volume 3
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Introduction, by Charles K. Rowley ix

James McGill Buchanan, by Gordon Tullock xix

Preface xxi

PART I. THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

1. Introduction 3

2. The Individualistic Postulate 11

3. Politics and the Economic Nexus 16

4. Individual Rationality in Social Choice 30

PART II. THE REALM OF SOCIAL CHOICE

5. The Organization of Human Activity 41

6. A Generalized Economic Theory of Constitutions 60

7. The Rule of Unanimity 81

8. The Costs of Decision-Making 93

PART III. ANALYSES OF DECISION-MAKING RULES

9. The Structure of the Models 115

10. Simple Majority Voting 127

11. Simple Majority Voting and the Theory of Games 143

12. Majority Rule, Game Theory, and Pareto Optimality 165

13. Pareto Optimality, External Costs, and Income Redistribution 182

14. The Range and Extent of Collective Action 192

15. Qualified Majority Voting Rules, Representation, and

the Interdependence of Constitutional Variables 202

16. The Bicameral Legislature 222

17. The Orthodox Model of Majority Rule 237

PART IV. THE ECONOMICS AND THE ETHICS OF DEMOCRACY

18. Democratic Ethics and Economic Efficiency 253

19. Pressure Groups, Special Interests, and the Constitution 269

20. The Politics of the Good Society 281

APPENDIX 1

Marginal Notes on Reading Political Philosophy,

by James M. Buchanan 291

APPENDIX 2

Theoretical Forerunners, by Gordon Tullock 310

Index 333

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