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Self-interest and public interest in western politics.

Author: Leif Lewin; Donald Lavery; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Professor Lewin is not testing existing views that, for people in politics, 'egoism rules' on deep theoretical grounds, he strongly argues that empirical facts do not support such views and thus opens a new chapter in the debate on individuals' rationality.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leif Lewin; Donald Lavery; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0198277253 9780198277255
OCLC Number: 191826542
Description: 1 online resource (152 pages)
Contents: Self-interest and public interest; Does the voter vote according to his pocket-book?; Are politicians vote-maximizers?; Are bureaucrats budget-maximizers?; Individual and collective rationality
Other Titles: Gemensamma bästa.

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