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The Resource Perspectives on positive political economy, edited by James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle, (electronic resource)

Perspectives on positive political economy, edited by James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle, (electronic resource)

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Perspectives on positive political economy
Title
Perspectives on positive political economy
Statement of responsibility
edited by James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume serves as an introduction to the field of positive political economy and the economic and political processes with which it is concerned. This new research tradition is distinct from both normative and historical approaches to political economy. Grounded in the rational-actor methodology of microeconomics, positive political economy is the study of rational decisions in a context of political and economic institutions. More analytical than traditional approaches, it is concerned with the derivation of principles and propositions against which real-world experience may be compared. Its focus is on empirical regularities, and its goal is theoretical explanation. The field has focused on three main areas of research: models of collective action, constraints on competitive market processes, and the analysis of transaction costs. Developments in all of these areas are covered in the book. The first part of the volume surveys the field, while the second part displays positive political economy at work, examining a variety of subjects. The final part contains essays by leading political economists on the theoretical foundations of the field.--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alt, James E.
  • Shepsle, Kenneth A.
Series statement
  • Political economy of institutions and decisions
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Institutional economics
  • Social choice
  • Decision making
Label
Perspectives on positive political economy, edited by James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511571657
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bargaining costs, influence costs, and the organization of economic activity
  • Paul Milgrom, John Roberts
  • Corporate culture and economic theory
  • David M. Kreps
  • Amenity potential, indivisibilities, and political competition
  • Harold Demsetz
  • Reflections on Theoretical Foundations
  • Political science and rational choice
  • William H. Riker
  • Institutions and a transaction-cost theory of exchange
  • Editors' introduction
  • Douglass C. North
  • The costs of special privilege
  • Gordon Tullock
  • Toward a unified view of economics and the other social sciences
  • Mancur Olson
  • James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle
  • The New Political Economy
  • The emerging discipline of political economy
  • Peter C. Ordeshook
  • Macropolitical economy in the field of development
  • Robert H. Bates
  • Organizations, Transactions, and Opportunities
Control code
CR9780511571657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511571657
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797839548
Label
Perspectives on positive political economy, edited by James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511571657
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Bargaining costs, influence costs, and the organization of economic activity
  • Paul Milgrom, John Roberts
  • Corporate culture and economic theory
  • David M. Kreps
  • Amenity potential, indivisibilities, and political competition
  • Harold Demsetz
  • Reflections on Theoretical Foundations
  • Political science and rational choice
  • William H. Riker
  • Institutions and a transaction-cost theory of exchange
  • Editors' introduction
  • Douglass C. North
  • The costs of special privilege
  • Gordon Tullock
  • Toward a unified view of economics and the other social sciences
  • Mancur Olson
  • James E. Alt, Kenneth A. Shepsle
  • The New Political Economy
  • The emerging discipline of political economy
  • Peter C. Ordeshook
  • Macropolitical economy in the field of development
  • Robert H. Bates
  • Organizations, Transactions, and Opportunities
Control code
CR9780511571657
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511571657
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797839548

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