Constitutional Democracy

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byDennis C. Mueller

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Constitutional Democracy systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. This relationship is especially important at a time when Americans are increasingly disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutionsfor domestic problems, and when countries in the former Soviet block and around the world are rewriting their constitutions. Political economist Mueller illuminates the links between the structure of democratic government and the outcomes it achieves by drawing comparisons between the Americansystem and other government systems around the world. Working from the "public choice" perspective in political science, the book analyzes electoral rules, voting rules, federalism, bicameralism, citizenship, and separation of powers. It will be of great interest to students and scholars ofpolitical economy.

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Constitutional Democracy systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. This relationship is especially important at a time when Americans are increasingly disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutionsfor domestic problems, and when countries in ...

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Dennis C. Mueller illuminates the links between the structure of democratic government and the outcomes it achieves by drawing comparisons between American and foreign government systems. The questions examined are not what constitutions have been written, but rather what constitution should be written to advance a community's interest...

Dennis C. Mueller is Professor of Economics at the University of Vienna.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:019509588X

ISBN - 13:9780195095883

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"...Mueller has done a superb job in bringing together in one volume a very complete coverage of the essential economics....Constitutional Democracy will become the standard reference for those who take the next step to constitutional economics."--Constitutional Political Economy