Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choice: Economic Explanations in Political Science - Patrick DunleavyHemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners' name to the upper wrapper verso.
Includes: Charts; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;
From the cover: “Public choice approaches have revolutionized contemporary political science, especially in the United States. In addition, because public choice methods are closely associated with new right political movements, their impact on practical politics has also been immense, for example, in encouraging the adoption of privatization and bureaucratic competition. Particularly influential has been the ‘institutional public choice’ approach which provides detailed, realistic accounts of key political processes and government organizations.
This major new student textbook is the first to cover the institutional public choice literature in an accessible and straightforward fashion. It concentrates on the seminal works of empirical theory in the field — by authors such as Downs and Niskanen — but also provides an authoritative guide to lesser authors and specialized sub-fields. What sets Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choice apart is the fundamental critique of new right views which it develops. Chapters describing the public choice/new right orthodoxy are accompanied by completely original material which illustrates the faulty logic of the mainstream models
Democracy, Bureaucracy and Public Choice is essential reading for students and researchers of political science, public choice, political sociology and public policy.”