Leadership or Chaos

The Heart and Soul of Politics

  • Norman Schofield
  • Maria Gallego

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 1-37
  3. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 39-70
  4. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 71-105
  5. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 107-126
  6. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 127-185
  7. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 187-224
  8. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 225-255
  9. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 257-274
  10. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 275-302
  11. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 303-337
  12. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 339-367
  13. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 369-414
  14. Norman Schofield, Maria Gallego
    Pages 415-427
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 429-466

About this book

Introduction

Combining elements of economic reasoning and political science has proven to be very useful for understanding the broad variation in economic development around the world. In a sense research in this field goes back to the Scottish Enlightenment and Adam Smith’s original plan in his Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations. Leadership or Chaos by Norman Schofield and Maria Gallego is intended as an advanced, self-contained text in political economy dealing with social choice. The theory and empirical analysis are used to examine democratic institutions and elections in the developed world, and the success or failure of moves to democratization in the less developed world. The book closes with a consideration of current quandaries with regard to political and economic stability and climate change and a discussion of the moral foundations of our society.

Keywords

Democracy Elections Institutions Political Economy Social Choice

Authors and affiliations

  • Norman Schofield
    • 1
  • Maria Gallego
    • 2
  1. 1.Center in Political EconomyWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2., Department of EconomicsWilfried Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19516-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19515-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19516-7
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