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|ISBN:||0198296711 9780198296713 0199261857 9780199261857|
|Notes:||Originally published: 2000.|
|Description:||xv, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||PART I. PRELIMINARIES; 1. Introduction; 2. Games and Misdemeanors: Game Theory for the Uninitiated; 3. Individual Rationality; PART II. SOCIETY; 4. Social Norms, Culture and Beliefs; PART III. THE STATE; 5. Law and Economics; 6. Power and Coercion; 7. On Advising Government; 8. The Concept of "State"; PART IV. ETHICS AND JUDGMENT; 9. Welfare and Interpersonal Comparisons; 10. Utilitarianism and Rights; PART V. CONCLUSION; 11. Some Concluding Remarks; Appendix. Notes on Methodology: Various and Sundry|
Basu covers everything from game theory to norms to the foundations of economics to the nature of the state. The question remains whether it fits the second category of an Ah-Ha book, and partly it