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Architects of political change : constitutional quandaries and social choice theory

Author: Norman Schofield
Publisher: New York ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This analysis builds on earlier theoretical work by Mancur Olson, William Riker and Douglass North. Professor Schofield emphasizes that under some conditions architects of political change can put a new perspective on societal quandaries, such that societies can choose an option that has a better 'probability of a fit choice'.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schofield, Norman, 1944-
Architects of political change.
New York ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006004120
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Schofield
ISBN: 0511220464 0511219652 9780511219658 9780511220463 9780521539722 0521539722 9780521832021 0521832020 9786610480128 6610480125
OCLC Number: 252521692
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 317 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Tables and Figures; Preface; 1 Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice; 2 Power and Social Choice; 3 Franklin and the War of Independence; 4 Madison, Jefferson, and Condorcet; 5 Lincoln and the Civil War; 6 Johnson and the Critical Realignment of 1964; 7 Keynes and the Atlantic Constitution; 8 Preferences and Beliefs; 9 Political Change; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Political economy of institutions and decisions.
Responsibility: Norman Schofield.
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