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"The Rise and Decline of Nations"

♥ Book Title : The Rise and Decline of Nations
♣ Name Author : Mancur Olson
∞ Launching : 2008-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780300157673
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0300157673
⊕ Number Pages : Total 273 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions. Leading political economist Mancur Olson offers a new and compelling theory to explain these shifts in fortune and then tests his theory against evidence from many periods of history and many parts of the world."[T]his elegant, readable book. . . sets out to explain why economies succumb to the 'British disease,' the kind of stagnation and demoralization that is now sweeping Europe and North America. . . . A convincing book that could make a big difference in the way we think about modern economic problems."--Peter Passell, The New York Times Book Review"Schumpeter and Keynes would have hailed the insights Olson gives into the sicknesses of the modern mixed economy."--Paul A. Samuelson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"One of the really important books in social science of the past half-century."--Scott Gordon, The Canadian Journal of Economics"The thesis of this brilliant book is that the longer a society enjoys political stability, the more likely it is to develop powerful special-interest lobbies that in turn make it less efficient economically."--Charles Peters, The Washington Monthly"Remarkable. The fundamental ideas are simple, yet they provide insight into a wide array of social and historical issues. . . . The Rise and Decline of Nations promises to be a subject of productive interdisciplinary argument for years to come."--Robert O. Keohane, Journal of Economic Literature"I urgently recommend it to all economists and to a great many non-economists."--Gordon Tullock, Public Choice"Olson's theory is illuminating and there is no doubt that The Rise and Decline of Nations will exert much influence on ideas and politics for many decades to come."--Pierre Lemieux, ReasonCo-winner of the 1983 American Political Science Association's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best book on U.S. national policy"Article| Mancur Olson| Statement ..."

"THE LOGIC OF COLLECTIVE ACTION"

♥ Book Title : THE LOGIC OF COLLECTIVE ACTION
♣ Name Author : Mancur OLSON
∞ Launching : 2009-06-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780674041660
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0674041666
⊕ Number Pages : Total 208 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book develops an original theory of group and organizational behavior that cuts across disciplinary lines and illustrates the theory with empirical and historical studies of particular organizations. Applying economic analysis to the subjects of the political scientist, sociologist, and economist, Mancur Olson examines the extent to which individuals who share a common interest find it in their individual interest to bear the costs of the organizational effort."Article| Mancur OLSON| Statement ..."

"Collective Choice"

♥ Book Title : Collective Choice
♣ Name Author : Jac C. Heckelman
∞ Launching : 2013-06-29
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783540247111
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3540247114
⊕ Number Pages : Total 298 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive insight into Mancur Olson's work as well as extensions and applications of his work. Chapters cover three main areas: Collective Action, Institutional Sclerosis and Market-Augmenting Government. Some chapters directly assess Olson`s contributions, focusing on distinguishing what was original in his works from what was already in the literature, and assess his impact on the fields of public economics and economic history. Other chapters present new tests and frequently extend his work. Each of the chapters is a new piece of scholarship inspired by and intended to honor Mancur Olson, and extend his influence to another generation of Collective Choice scholars and researchers."Article| Jac C. Heckelman| Statement ..."

"The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice"

♥ Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice
♣ Name Author : Roger D. Congleton
∞ Launching : 2019-01-08
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780190469733
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0190469730
⊕ Number Pages : Total 984 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : ""This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive overview of the past seventy years of public choice research, written by experts in the fields surveyed. The individual chapters are more than simple surveys, but provide readers with both a sense of the progress made and puzzles that remain. Most are written with upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economics and political science in mind, but many are completely accessible to non-expert readers who are interested in Public Choice research. The two-volume set will be of broad interest to social scientists, policy analysts, and historians"--"Article| Roger D. Congleton| Statement ..."

"The Economics of the Wartime Shortage"

♥ Book Title : The Economics of the Wartime Shortage
♣ Name Author : Mancur Olson
∞ Launching : 2012-06-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1258402750
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781258402754
⊕ Number Pages : Total 160 sheet
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"The Political Economy of Public Finance"

♥ Book Title : The Political Economy of Public Finance
♣ Name Author : Marc Buggeln
∞ Launching : 2017-02-23
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781107140127
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1107140129
⊕ Number Pages : Total 322 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "A study of major trends in public finance and fiscal justice in developed capitalist countries since the 1970s."Article| Marc Buggeln| Statement ..."

"Growing Public: Volume 2, Further Evidence"

♥ Book Title : Growing Public: Volume 2, Further Evidence
♣ Name Author : Peter H. Lindert
∞ Launching : 2004-04-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1139453580
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781139453585
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Growing Public examines the question of whether social policies that redistribute income impose constraints on economic growth. What kept prospering nations from using taxes for social programs until the end of the nineteenth century? Why did taxes and spending then grow so much, and what are the prospects for social spending in this century? Why did North America become a leader in public education in some ways and not others? Lindert finds answers in the economic history and logic of political voice, population ageing, and income growth. Contrary to traditional beliefs, the net national costs of government social programs are virtually zero. This book not only shows that no Darwinian mechanism has punished the welfare states, but uses history to explain why this surprising result makes sense. Contrary to the intuition of many economists and the ideology of many politicians, social spending has contributed to, rather than inhibited, economic growth."Article| Peter H. Lindert| Statement ..."

"Theories of Collective Action"

♥ Book Title : Theories of Collective Action
♣ Name Author : D. Reisman
∞ Launching : 1990-01-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780230389977
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 023038997X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 348 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Individuals make decisions but they do not do so in a social vacuum. The goods they buy are frequently status-symbols in a zero-sum game which some will win and some must lose. Their consumption of commodities is subject to the constraint that what one can do, all cannot. The pressure of coalitions and interest groups, the self- interest of politicians and bureaucrats may all work against a solution being found for some of the most urgent social and economic problems of our times. These problems form the centrepiece of the economic approach to social interaction that has been pioneered by Anthony Downs, Mancur Olson and Fred Hirsch. This book seeks to examine and evaluate their important theories of collective action."Article| D. Reisman| Statement ..."

"Die Logik kollektiven Handelns nach Mancur Olson: Ein plausibles Erklärungsmodell zur Existenz und Effektivität politischer Organisationen in der BRD?"

♥ Book Title : Die Logik kollektiven Handelns nach Mancur Olson: Ein plausibles Erklärungsmodell zur Existenz und Effektivität politischer Organisationen in der BRD?
♣ Name Author : Urban Kaiser
∞ Launching : 2004-07-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783638288194
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3638288196
⊕ Number Pages : Total 13 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland ist, wie andere moderne westliche Industriegesellschaften auch, gekennzeichnet durch eine pluralistische Gesellschaft, in der es naturgemäß divergierende Interessen gibt. In organisierter Form konkurrieren die unterschiedlichen Interessen um Macht und Einfluss auf den politischen Prozess. Wie organisieren sich Interessen? Wie agieren Organisationen? Wann sind Organisationen besonders schlagkräftig? Dies sind Fragen, die nur auf Grundlage einer Theorie der Organisationen und ihres kollektiven Handelns beantwortet werden können. Einen zentralen Beitrag dazu leistet der US-amerikanische Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Mancur Olson mit seiner 1965 erschienenen Studie Die Logik des kollektiven Handelns, die als Basis der vorliegenden Arbeit dient. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es zu überprüfen, inwieweit seine in diesem Werk aufgestellten Thesen geeignet sind, die Existenz und Effektivität politischer Organisationen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zu erklären. Dies ist vor allem auch im Hinblick darauf interessant, dass die empirischen Untersuchungen und Beispiele, die Olson zur Untermauerung seiner Thesen anführt, ganz überwiegend auf US-amerikanischen Verhältnissen beruhen und deshalb nicht ohne weiteres auf Deutschland übertragen werden können. Dazu wird zunächst kurz auf traditionelle Erklärungsansätze im Bereich der Gruppentheorien eingegangen. Da Olsons Theorie zu diesem Bereich zählt und auf der Kritik an diesen früheren Ansätzen basiert, ist dies für das bessere Verständnis seiner 'Logik des kollektiven Handelns' wichtig. Anschließend werden ausgehend von dieser Kritik, Olsons Hauptthesen zur Erklärung der Existenz und Effektivität politischer Organisationen vorgestellt, um sie anhand von Beispielen zu veranschaulichen und zu überprüfen. Zum Schluss beschäftigt sich die Arbeit noch mit der Kritik an Olsons Theorie, bevor dann ein Fazit gezogen wird."Article| Urban Kaiser| Statement ..."

"Public Administration Workbook"

♥ Book Title : Public Administration Workbook
♣ Name Author : Pathi
∞ Launching : 2010-09
◊ Info ISBN Link : 813172686X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788131726860
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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"Power and Prosperity"

♥ Book Title : Power and Prosperity
♣ Name Author : Mancur Olson
∞ Launching : 2000
◊ Info ISBN Link : UOM:39015050031668
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⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This final work by a world-renowned economist will take its place among the classics of political economy."Article| Mancur Olson| Statement ..."

"Rational Choice"

♥ Book Title : Rational Choice
♣ Name Author : Andrew Hindmoor
∞ Launching : 2015-07-30
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781137427441
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1137427442
⊕ Number Pages : Total 288 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Assuming no prior knowledge, this widely-used and critically-acclaimed text provides a clear introduction to, and uniquely fair-minded assessment of, Rational Choice approaches. The substantially revised, updated and extended new edition includes more substantial coverage of game theory, collective action, 'revisionist' public choice, and the use of rational choice in International Relations."Article| Andrew Hindmoor| Statement ..."