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Architects of political change : constitutional quandaries and social choice theory

Author: Norman Schofield
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis builds on earlier theoretical work by Mancur Olson, William Riker and Douglass North. Professor Schofield emphasizes that under some conditions architects of political change can put a new perspective on societal quandaries, such that societies can choose an option that has a better 'probability of a fit choice'.
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Schofield, Norman, 1944-
Architects of political change.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006004120
(OCoLC)63692681
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Schofield
ISBN: 9780511220975 0511220979 0511218974 9780511218972 0521832020 9780521832021 0521539722 9780521539722 9780511606892 0511606893 9780511219658 0511219652
OCLC Number: 162545119
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Constitutional quandaries and social choice --
Power and social choice --
Franklin and the War of Independence --
Madison, Jefferson, and Condorcet --
Lincoln and the Civil War --
Johnson and the critical realignment of 1964 --
Keynes and the Atlantic constitution --
Preferences and beliefs --
Political change.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Norman Schofield.

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