Greed, chaos, and governance [electronic resource] : using public choice to improve public law / Jerry L. Mashaw.

Author
Mashaw, Jerry L. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Description
1 online resource (ix, 231 pages) : illustrations

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Public choice theory should be taken seriously - but not too seriously. In this thought-provoking book, Jerry Mashaw stakes out a middle ground between those who champion public choice theory (the application of the conventional methodology of economics to political science matters, also known as rational choice theory) and those who disparage it. He argues that in many cases public choice theory's reach has exceeded its grasp. In others, public choice insights have not been pursued far enough by those who are concerned with the operation and improvement of legal institutions.
Notes
"An elaboration and extension of themes developed in the Rosenthal Lectures at Northwestern University Law School"--Page opp. title page.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-227) and index.
Source of description
Print version record.
ISBN
  • 0585361177 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780585361178 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780300147421 ((electronic bk.))
  • 0300147422 ((electronic bk.))
OCLC
47011109
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