Competitive Governments: An Economic Theory of Politics and Public Finance

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Publication Year: 1998
Format: Paperback Language: English
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Competitive Governments: An Economic Theory of Politics and Public Finance

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Synopsis
This is a systematic exploration of the hypothesis that governments are internally competitive, that they are competitive in their relations with each other and in their relations with other institutions in society which, like them, supply consuming households with goods and services. The author contends that competition not only serves to bring the political system to an equilibrium, but it also leads to a revelation of the households’ true demand functions for publicly provided goods and services, and to the molding of a link between the quantities and the qualities demanded and supplied and the tax prices paid for these goods and services. In the real world where information is costly, the links may not be perfect, Breton argues, but they will be efficient if competition is vigorous.

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ISBN-10 0521646286
ISBN-13 9780521646284

Key Details
Author Albert Breton
Number Of Pages 404 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 1998-09-28
Language English
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication Year 1998

Additional Details
Copyright Date 1998
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 19 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 6 In.
Length 9 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LC Classification Number HJ131 .B74 1996
Dewey Decimal 320
Dewey Edition 21

Table Of Content
Part I. Compound Governments: 1. The conceptual framework; 2. Demand and its revelation; 3. Checks and balances; 4. Budgetary processes; 5. Consent, suffrage, and support; 6. Hierarchy and bureaucracy; Part II. Governmental Systems: 7. A retrospective overview; 8. The organization of governmental systems; 9. Competition, stability and central governments; 10. The world order; Part III. Socio-Political Structures: 11. The size of the non-market sector; 12. The growth of governments; Conclusion; Part IV. Appendices: Appendix A. Long-term budget deficits; Appendix B. The power of ‘small’ groups; Appendix C. The independence of judiciaries; Appendix D. information and pressure; Appendix E. An empirical Wicksellian connection?; Appendix F. Overlap and duplication; Appendix G. Structure and the stability of Federal states.

Reviews
“…the author is careful and thorough in laying out his arguments, and he challenges the reader to think about topics such as fiscal federalism and intragovernmental competition in a new light. The text is rich with ideas, full of thought provoking discussions and well informed by past work in the field.” Thomas J. Nechyba, Journal of Economic Literature “…the book makes interesting and stimulating reading and is likely to be influential in shaping research in the future.” Thomas J. Nechyba, Journal od Economic Literature “Breton traverses an impressive array of disciplines and scholars….an optimistic look at the possibility of efficient solutions within the context of current democratic political structures.” Choice “This book presents many useful insights….everyone should appreciate the novel arguments presented in this book.” Donald Wittman, Southern Economic Journal

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