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Education and public choice : a critical account of the invisible hand in education

Author: Nesta Devine
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004.
Series: Critical studies in education and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public Choice theory is the single most powerful theory affecting education today. This book describes and analyzes public choice theory and raises important questions about its claim to improve  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Devine, Nesta, 1947-
Education and public choice.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2004
(OCoLC)607535477
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nesta Devine
ISBN: 0275980294 9780275980290
OCLC Number: 52773395
Description: xxvi, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series forword / Henry A. Giroux --
I. Fundamentals --
1. Introducing the theoretical groundwork --
2. Basic elements --
3. Supply-side economics --
4. The calculation of consent : to whom should consent be given? --
II. Genealogies : the relation of public choice theory to science --
5. A medieval genealogy of public choice ideas --
6. Rupture : the Scottish school and the genealogy of added value --
7. Public choice theory, economics, and claims to scientific status --
8. Catallactics : Hayek's evolutionary theory of economics, applied to public policy --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Critical studies in education and culture series.
Responsibility: Nesta Devine.

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