Law and Public Choice : A Critical Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-01-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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InLaw and Public Choice, Daniel Farber and Philip Frickey present a remarkably rich and accessible introduction to the driving principles of public choice. In this, the first systematic look at the implications of social choice for legal doctrine, Farber and Frickey carefully review both the empirical and theoretical literature about interest group influence and provide a nonmathematical introduction to formal models of legislative action. Ideal for course use, this volume offers a balanced and perceptive analysis and critique of an approach which, within limits, can illuminate the dynamics of government decision-making. "Law and Public Choiceis a most valuable contribution to the burgeoning literature. It should be of great interest to lawyers, political scientists, and all others interested in issues at the intersection of government and law."Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School

Author Biography

Daniel A. Farber is the Henry J. Fletcher Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota. Philip P. Frickey is professor of law at the University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Interest Groups and the Political Process
The Impact of Interest Group Theory
Interest Groups and Political Science
The Economic Theory of Legislation
Normative Implications
Arrow's Theorem and the Democratic Process
Arrow's Theorem and Its Implications
Chaos and Coherence in Legislatures
Public Choice and Legislative Deliberation
Economic Regulation and the Constitution
Economic Rights and the Constitution
The Delegation Doctrine
Statutory Interpretation
Legislative Intent
Legislative History
Ambiguous Language and Rational Choice
Statutory Evolution
Integrating Public Choice and Public Law
Existing Strands of "Due Process of Lawmaking"
Expanding the Influence of Public Choice in Public Law Epilogue: Beyond the Economic Sphere
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