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Limits of Liberty Between Anarchy and Leviathan

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ISBN-10: 0226078205

ISBN-13: 9780226078205

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: James M. Buchanan

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"The Limits of Liberty is concerned mainly with two topics. One is an attempt to construct a new contractarian theory of the state, and the other deals with its legitimate limits. The latter is a matter of great practical importance and is of no small significance from the standpoint of political philosophy."--Scott Gordon, Journal of Political Economy James Buchanan offers a strikingly innovative approach to a pervasive problem of social philosophy. The problem is one of the classic paradoxes concerning man's freedom in society: in order to protect individual freedom, the state must restrict each person's right to act. Employing the techniques of modern economic analysis, Professor…    
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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1977
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Commencement
The Bases for Freedom in Society
Postconstitutional Contract: The Theory of Public Goods
Constitutional Contract: The Theory of Law
Continuing Contract and the Status Quo
The Paradox of ""Being Governed""
Law As Public Capital
The Punishment Dilemma
The Threat of Leviathan
Beyond Pragmatism: Prospects for Constitutional Revolution
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index