Anarchy, state and public choice

1. Introduction -- 2. Individual welfare in anarchy -- 3. Jungle or just bush? : anarchy and the evolution of cooperation -- 4. The edge of the jungle -- 5. Social interaction without the state -- 6. towards a theory of the evolution of government -- 7. Do contracts require formal enforcement? -- 8....

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Main Author: Stringham, Edward
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton, Mass Edward Elgar 2005
Series:New thinking in political economy
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:1. Introduction -- 2. Individual welfare in anarchy -- 3. Jungle or just bush? : anarchy and the evolution of cooperation -- 4. The edge of the jungle -- 5. Social interaction without the state -- 6. towards a theory of the evolution of government -- 7. Do contracts require formal enforcement? -- 8. Before public choice -- 9. Public choice and leviathan -- 10. Cases in anarchy -- 11. Defining anarchy as rock-n-roll : rethinking Hogarty's three cases -- 12. Private property anarchism : an American variant -- 13. Anarchism and the theory of power -- 14. Polycentrism and power -- 15. Reflections after three decades -- 16. Anarchy -- 17. Tullock on anarchy -- 18. Anarchism as a progressive research program in political economy
The book reprints the main articles from the 1972 volume Explorations in the Theory of Anarchy, and contains a response to each chapter, as well as new comments by Gordon Tullock, James Buchanan, Jeffrey Rogers Hummel and Peter Boettke. The younger economists are notably less pessimistic about markets and more pessimistic about government than their predecessors. Much of the new analysis suggests that private property rights and contracts can exist without government, and that even though problems exist, government does not seem to offer a solution. Might anarchy be the best choice after all? This provocative volume explores this issue in-depth and provides some interesting answers
Physical Description:229 p ill
ISBN:9781845422400
1845422406
9781845428242