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Research Handbook on Public Choice and Public Law

ISBN13: 9781849801317
Published: January 2012
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2010)
Price: £50.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781847206749

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Public choice theory sheds light on many aspects of legislation, regulation, and constitutional law and is critical to a sophisticated understanding of public policy.

The editors of this landmark addition to the law and economics literature have organized the Handbook into four main areas of inquiry:-

  • foundations,
  • constitutional law and democracy,
  • administrative design and action,
  • and specific statutory schemes.
The original contributions, authored by top scholars in the field, provide helpful introductions to important topics in public choice and public law while also exploring the institutional complexity of American democracy. Beginning with a critical introduction to the core tenets of public choice theory and concluding with comprehensive analyses of drug safety, energy regulation, and environmental law, the Handbook provides differing points of view on the foundations of these and a range of related subjects, including: direct democracy and its financial implications, the functioning of electoral processes, judicial behavior, and the structural differences between presidential and parliamentary systems.

The Handbook's knowledgeable contributors offer a rich, realistic view of how public policy is made that is accessible to a broad range of readers. Summarizing much of the key literature in a range of major topics and framing that literature for open debates and further research, the Handbook is ideal for students and scholars of law, political science, and economics.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
Introduction: A Brief Trajectory of Public Choice and Public Law Daniel A. Farber and Anne Joseph O'Connell PART I: FOUNDATIONS 1. Public Law and Public Choice: Critique and Rapprochement Jerry Mashaw 2. Interest Groups and Public Choice Steven Croley 3. An Introduction to Social Choice Maxwell L. Stearns PART II: CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 4. Direct Democracy Elizabeth Garrett 5. Democracy and Electoral Processes Samuel Issacharoff and Laura Miller 6. Federalism and Public Choice Roderick M. Hills, Jr 7. The Judiciary Tonja Jacobi 8. Public Choice and Constitutional Design Tom Ginsburg PART III: AGENCY DESIGN AND ACTION 9. Statutory Interpretation by Agencies Matthew C. Stephenson 10. Designing Agencies Jacob E. Gersen 11. Mechanism Choice Jonathan B. Wiener and Barak D. Richman PART IV: SPECIFIC STATUTORY SCHEMES 12. Reputation, Information and Confidence: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Regulation Daniel Carpenter 13. Public Choice, Energy Regulation and Deregulation Jim Rossi 14. Public Choice and Environmental Policy Christopher H. Schroeder Index