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Prelude to political economy : a study of the social and political foundations of economics

Author: Kaushik Basu
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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Prelude to Political Economy suggests a new approach to law and economics and to the state, and addresses important questions such as whether the state should guarantee freedom of speech and whether  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Basu
ISBN: 0198296711 9780198296713 0199261857 9780199261857
OCLC Number: 644850864
Description: xv, 288 p. : gráf.
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
Responsibility: Kaushik Basu.
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