A Primer in Social Choice Theory

Revised Edition


Author: Wulf Gaertner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191569879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Processes of collective decision making are seen throughout modern society. How does a government decide on an investment strategy within the health care and educational sectors? Should a government or a community introduce measures to combat climate change and CO2 emissions, even if others choose not too? Should a country develop a nuclear capability despite the risk that other countries may follow their lead? This introductory text explores the theory of social choice. Social choice theory provides an analysis of collective decision making. The main aim of the book is to introduce students to the various methods of aggregating the preferences of all members of a given society into some social or collective preference. Written as a primer suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates, this text will act as an important starting point for students grappling with the complexities of social choice theory. With all new chapter exercises this rigorous yet accessible primer avoids the use of technical language and provides an up-to-date discussion of this rapidly developing field.

Sozialkapital und Wirtschaftswachstum

Ein internationaler Vergleich


Author: Sofie Jedinger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658144696

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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Diese international vergleichende Untersuchung zeigt, dass politisch-institutionelle und sozio-kulturelle Variablen wichtige Erklärungsfaktoren für ökonomische Entwicklungsunterschiede sind. Soziales Kapital in Form von Vertrauen, Normen und Netzwerken wird als ein Governance-Modus verstanden, der ökonomische Tauschbeziehungen auch dort effizient steuern kann, wo Markt und Staat an ihre Grenzen stoßen. Mit einer umfassenden empirischen Analyse weist die Autorin nach, dass das Ausmaß generalisierten Vertrauens mit der Verbreitung von Mitgliedschaften in Sport- und Freizeitverbänden zunimmt und dass das gesellschaftliche Vertrauensniveau besonders in Entwicklungsländern ein entscheidender Faktor für wirtschaftlichen Erfolg ist.

Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: K-Z


Author: Jack Rabin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824742997

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1318

View: 582

From the Nuremberg trials to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 to recent budget reconciliation bills, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy provides detailed coverage of watershed policies and decisions from such fields as privatization, biomedical ethics, education, and diversity. This second edition features a wide range of new topics, including military administration, government procurement, social theory, and justice administration in developed democracies. It also addresses current issues such as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and covers public administration in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, and Latin America.

Public Finance and Public Choice

Analytical Perspectives


Author: John Cullis,Philip R. Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199234787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 531

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Public Finance and Public Choice provides a comprehensive analysis of the economics of the public sector, taking a diagrammatic approach to the subject. Particular emphasis is given to the public choice and behavioural economics schools of thought.

Rent Seeking in China


Author: Tak-Wing Ngo,Yongping Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134034415

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 2220

In China, rent seeking has been linked to the idea of the local developmental state in which rapid economic development is explained in terms of the promotion of village and township enterprises by local cadres who wants to maximize revenue. At the same time, the rent-seeking state is also seen as the root of corrupt practices and in the creation of a political market where state assets and authorities are diverted into private interests. Despite the prevalence of rent seeking practices in present day China, no systematic study of the phenomenon across different regions and economic sectors has yet been undertaken and as such what accounts for the occurrence of the phenomenon, what range of activities are related to rent seeking practices and, more importantly, how rent seeking shapes political and economic development are barely understood. Rent Seeking in China seeks to address these questions using case studies from across economics sectors including primary industry, strategic industry, heavy industry, and light industry. It will be invaluable reading for students and scholars of Chinese politics, comparative politics and Chinese economic and business management.


Kritik und Neuorientierung


Author: Adrienne Windhoff-Héritier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Policy sciences

Page: 485

View: 4736

Comparative Politics


Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761943722

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 3694

This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised.

Wer denken will, muss fühlen

Die heimliche Macht der Unvernunft


Author: Dan Ariely

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426415429

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 6300

In seinem neuen internationalen Bestseller untersucht Dan Ariely unser Verhalten in der Arbeitswelt und im Privatleben. Sein überraschender Befund: Unsere Gefühle verleiten uns zwar häufig zu falschen Entscheidungen, doch insgesamt geht es uns oft besser, wenn wir den Verstand auch mal links liegen lassen.

Gender and Economics

Feministische Kritik der politischen Ökonomie


Author: Christine Bauhardt,Gülay Caglar

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531164854

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

View: 3054

Dieser Band führt umfassend in die feministische Diskussion zur politischen Ökonomie ein. Internationale Wissenschaftlerinnen aus den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften stellen hier eine systematische Kritik von Theorien und Modellen des traditionellen ökonomischen Denkens dar. Ausgehend von zentralen ökonomischen Kategorien wie Geld, Tausch und Rationalität werden alternative Perspektiven auf Handels-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftspolitik entwickelt.


A Classified Cumulation : Volumes 1-10, March 1964--February 1974


Author: Richard K. Gardner,Phyllis Grumm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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