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Exploring the Political Economy and Social Philosophy of James M. Buchanan

Edited by Paul Dragos Aligica, Christopher J. Coyne, and Stefanie Haeffele

Part of the series Economy, Polity, and Society

Publication Date: Jun 2018

Pages 240

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James M. Buchanan won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1986 and was a pioneer of public choice and constitutional political economy and contributed to many fields of study, including philosophy, political science, and public finance.

Each chapter in this volume seeks to explore, critique, and emphasize the continuing relevance of the vast contributions of Buchanan to our understanding of political economy and social philosophy. The diversity in topics and approaches will make the volume of interest to readers in a variety of fields, and accessible to scholars from a variety of backgrounds providing the opportunity to further a cross-disciplinary exploration and discussion on market process theory.
Introduction, Paul Dragos Aligica, Christopher J. Coyne, Stefanie Haeffele / Part I – Explorations and Extensions / 1. Rawls, Buchanan, and the Search for a Better Social Contract, Brian Kogelmann / 2. Horses & Carts and Justice & Rules: Getting the Order Right, Benjamin Johnson / 3. The Problem of Rule-Following in American Political Thought, Connor Ewing / 4. Longer Term Lengths? Political Capital Accrual and Monitoring, Mackenzie Endress / 5. James M. Buchanan on Scientific Politics, Darren Nah / 6. Artifactual Beings, Artifactual Institutions, Paul Baumgardner / 7. Buchanan and Arrow on Democracy, Impossibility, and Market, Brian Kogelmann / Part II – Interdisciplinary Applications / 8. Exchange, Search Theory, and Buchanan’s Foundations of Politics, Brian C. Albrecht / 9. State Leviathan and Tax Competition Under a Federal Constitution, Thomas Choate / 10. Public Choice and the Study of Autocratic Survival, George Derpanopoulos / 11. Potential Contributions from Sociology to James Buchanan’s Theoretical Agenda for Economics, Adam Bleser / About the Authors
Paul Dragos Aligica is a senior research fellow and senior fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for
Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason
University.

Christopher J. Coyne is the F. A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University and
the Associate Director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and
Economics at the Mercatus Center.

Stefanie Haeffele is the Deputy Director of Academic and Student Programs and a senior
fellow for the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the
Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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