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Politics by Principle, Not Interest Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0521621879

ISBN-13: 9780521621878

Edition: 1998

Authors: James M. Buchanan, Roger D. Congleton

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This text focuses on the effects of applying a generality constraint on the political process. Under this requirement, majorities would be constitutionally prohibited from treating different persons and groups differently.
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Book details

List price: $122.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/28/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 190
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Roger D. Congleton is Professor of Economics and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) in Stockholm.

List of figures and tables
Generality, law, and politics
Majoritarian democracy
Eliminating the off-diagonals
Extending the argument
Generality and the political agenda
Generality and externality
Market restriction and the generality norm
The political efficiency of general taxation
Deficit financing and intertemporal discrimination
Generality and the supply of public services
Generality and redistribution
Generality without uniformity: social insurance
Generality without uniformity: federalism
The political shape of constitutional order