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The Economic Foundations of Government

  • Randall G. Holcombe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Government is analysed as the product of exchange among individuals who differ in their bargaining power. This approach shows why individuals agree to political institutions that give their governments extensive power, and why even the most powerful government benefits from constitutional rules constraining the government's power. This foundation is used to examine a wide range of government activities, including its protection of rights, its military activities, and democratic political institutions.

Keywords

constitution economic theory government Institution Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Randall G. Holcombe
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  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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