Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy

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  • Hardcover
  • 190 pages
  • Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy
  • James M. Buchanan
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 9780521621878

About the Author: James M. Buchanan

American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which in 1986 he received the Nobel Memorial Prize Buchanan s work initiated research on how politicians self interest and non economic forces affect government economic policy He was a Member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and professor at George Mason


Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory DemocracyThis Book Focuses On The Effects Of Applying A Generality Constraint On The Political Process Under This Requirement, Majorities Would Be Prohibited Constitutionally From Treating Different Persons And Groups Differently The Generality Principle Is Familiar In Application To Law Legal Systems Incorporate The Ideal That All Persons Are To Be Treated Equally In Summary, This Book Extends The Generality Norm To Politics The Primary Argument Here Is Centered On Political Efficiency, Which Is Increased When Governments Are Constrained To Treat Persons Or Groups Generally Rather Than Differentially The Political Efficiency Defense Of The Generality Constraint Is Based On A Public Choice Analysis Of The Implication Of Majoritarian Discrimination.

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12 thoughts on “Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy

  1. Otto Lehto says:

    This book explores the application of the generality principle into questions of political economy According to this principle, which has its origins in Hayek and the rule of law theorists, laws should be so designed as to treat people the same, irrespective of differences Such a principle, while often ambiguous in practice, could make our contemporary societies saner, if adhered to in the design of our policies and programs This principle is not one pulled out of thin air, nor a rabbit pulled out of the hat, but one based on utility calculation, where individual utility is understood to be the goal and aim of all government The public choice perspective, which Buchanan has been championing for decades, raises doubts about the possibility of majoritarian democracy to avoid moral hazards, rent seeking and discrimination, among other potential dangers Only if the rules within which majoritarian policies are allowed to operate i.e the constitutional or social contract framework are firmly set in place, is there any hope of maximizing social utility for all Hence the authors emphasis on constitutional limits, super majority rules and fixed, general rules.According to the Preface, Buchanan wrote most of this book Congleton was clearly a worthy co author co inspirer, however, since the breadth of the discussion is quite impressive This is not Buchanan s most original book, since most of the ...