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Social choice and legitimacy : the possibilities of impossibility

Author: John W Patty; Elizabeth Maggie Penn
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
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"Governing requires choices, and hence trade-offs between conflicting goals or criteria. This book asserts that legitimate governance requires explanations for such trade-offs and then demonstrates that such explanations can always be found, though not for every possible choice. In so doing, John W. Patty and Elizabeth Maggie Penn use the tools of social choice theory to provide a new and discriminating theory of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Patty; Elizabeth Maggie Penn
ISBN: 9780521191012 0521191017 9780521138338 0521138337 1139897810 9781139897815 1139030884 9781139030885
OCLC Number: 862883355
Description: ix, 208 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. The Ubiquity of Aggregation: 1. Goals and trade-offs; 2. The debates surrounding social choice; 3. Social choice defended --
Part II. A Theory of Legitimate Choice: 4. Legitimacy and choice; 5. Principles and legitimate choice; 6. A social choice theory of legitimacy; 7. Theory and method --
Part III. Legitimate Policy Making in Practice: 8. Legislative legitimacy and judicial review; 9. Structuring discussion; 10. Administrative legitimacy; 11. Conclusion.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: John W. Patty, Washington University in St. Louis ; Elizabeth Maggie Penn, Washington University in St. Louis.

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