Constitutional Democracy

Paperback | October 30, 2000

byDennis C. Mueller

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This volume systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. At a time when Americans are more and more disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutions for domestic problems, and when countries in the formerSoviet block and around the world are rewriting their constitutions, the relationship between government and constitution is especially important. Political economist Dennis Mueller illuminates the links between the structure of democratic government and its outcomes by drawing comparisons betweenthe American system and other systems around the world. Working from the "public choice" perspective in political science, the book analyzes electoral rules, voting rules, federalism, citizenship, and separation of powers, making it a valuable resource for anyone curious about the world's politicalenvironment.

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This volume systematically examines how the basic constitutional structure of governments affects what they can accomplish. At a time when Americans are more and more disillusioned about government's fundamental ability to reach solutions for domestic problems, and when countries in the formerSoviet block and around the world are rewri...

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

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 30, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144074

ISBN - 13:9780195144079

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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