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Public Governance and the Classical-Liberal Perspective: Political Economy Foundations

Paul Dragos Aligica, Peter J. Boettke, and Vlad Tarko

Abstract

Classical liberalism entails not only a view about the proper scope of government and its relationship with the market but also a distinct theory about how government should operate within its proper area. This book presents the basic governance theory and political economy principles underpinning this vision. Building upon the works of diverse authors such as Friedrich Hayek, James Buchanan, and Vincent and Elinor Ostrom, the book offers a profound challenge to how public governance is commonly understood, by shifting the focus along several dimensions. First, it challenges the technocratic-e ... More

Keywords: political economy, institutionalism, polycentricity, public administration, ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190267032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190267032.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Dragos Aligica, author
Senior Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Peter J. Boettke, author
Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University, and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

Vlad Tarko, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Economy and Moral Services, University of Arizona