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Advanced introduction to public choice. --
Imp / Ed.:
Cheltenham, Inglaterra : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2016.
xi, 155 p. : il. ; 22 cm.
Elgar Advanced Introductions
Preface. -- I. Introduction. -- 1. Public choice and public policy. -- II. Aggregating voter preferences. -- 2. The politics of left and right. -- 3. Institutions: proportional versus plurality; parliamentary versus presidential. -- 4. Political strategy: turnout and the distribution of preferences. -- 5. Multidimensional issue space. -- 6. Why do people vote? Rational ignorance, expressive voting, rational irrationality. -- III. Designing public policy. -- 7. Transaction costs and political exchange. -- 8. Political markets: interest groups, rent-seeking, and regulatory capture. -- 9. Bureaucracy. -- 10. Political organization: districts, committees, and institutional design. -- 11. Political entrepreneurship. -- IV. Constitutional and post-constitutional decision-making. -- 13. Interest groups and constitutional evolution. --14. Checks and balances: elites and masses. -- Index. --
Tomado de la solapa: "Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences and law, expertly written by the world's leading scholars. This Advanced Introduction presents a focused narrative about political decision-making based on the work that has defined public choice as a discipline. Randall G. Holcombe emphasizes the theoretical foundations of Public Choice, examining the way that voter preferences are aggregated through democratic decision-making, the way that political exchange leads to the production of public policy, and the way that the constitutional framework within which political activity takes place is designed. He provides a concise discussion of the main models of Public Choice in an engaging manner, giving readers a foundation for understanding the theoretical and empirical work in the field. Each chapter ends with a Notes section that discusses the research on which the chapter is based, with an emphasis on the pioneering work that has shaped the development of Public Choice."
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