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Policy Challenges and Political Responses

Public Choice Perspectives on the Post-9/11 World

  • William F. ShughartII
  • Robert D. Tollison
  • Contains all articles from an upcoming issue of the journal Public Choice along with additional commentary from Shughart and Tollison, each of whom is an editor of the journal

  • Includes articles by the the most important scholars working in the field, including Nobel Prize winner James Buchanan

  • Public choice (referred to as "rational choice" by political scientists) is a hot topic among political conservatives


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. William F. Shughart II, Robert D. Tollison
    Pages 1-18
  3. James M. Buchanan
    Pages 19-31
  4. Randall G. Holcombe
    Pages 95-114
  5. Lawrence W. Kenny
    Pages 205-222
  6. Paul H. Rubin
    Pages 223-236
  7. William F. Shughart II, Robert D. Tollison
    Pages 237-247

About this book


In Policy Challenges and Political Responses, leading public choice scholars confront the most significant problems facing democratic societies at the dawn of the 21st century. Ranging widely across the policy spectrum, this authoritative volume demonstrates the vibrancy and continuing relevance of the public choice research program by applying its ideas and methods to constitution-making in the European Union, terrorism, the growth of government, political campaign finance, vote-counting technologies, participatory democracy, corporate governance, school choice, and tort reform. Essays assessing the present state of the social contract and the enduring tensions between capitalism, socialism, and democracy broaden the book’s perspective.

The distinguished list of contributors includes James Buchanan, Charles Rowley, Dennis Mueller, Todd Sandler, Randall Holcombe, Michael Munger, Thomas Stratmann, Harold Mulherin, Lawrence Kenny, and Paul Rubin. Edited by two of the editors of the journal Public Choice and as fresh as today’s headlines, this volume positions the public choice literature in the context of current events and points its research agenda in new directions. It is a unique and indispensable collection of value to economists, political scientists, political philosophers, and public policymakers.


11. September 2001 9/11 Geschäftsordnung Governance Policy Politics constitution education political theory public choice rational choice terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • William F. ShughartII
    • 1
  • Robert D. Tollison
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsThe University of MississippiUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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