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Eyal Zamir and Doron Teichman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190901349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190901349.001.0001

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Administrative, Constitutional, and International Law

Administrative, Constitutional, and International Law

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(p.393) 11 Administrative, Constitutional, and International Law
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Behavioral Law and Economics
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Eyal Zamir

Doron Teichman

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901349.003.0012

Public choice theory—the application of standard economics to the behavior of public officials and citizens—has long been criticized as mischaracterizing people’s motivations and behavior. The chapter analyzes how behavioral studies might contribute to a better understanding and developing of public law, including constitutional and administrative law. It critically discusses the behavioral analysis of governmental institutions and rule-making, citizens’ judgments and choices, and human rights (including issues in freedom of speech, the fight against terrorism, and affirmative action). Finally, the chapter critically examines recent behavioral analyses of public international law, the challenges they face, and the contributions they make.

Keywords:   administrative law, constitutional law, international law, public choice theory, legislation, affirmative action, human rights, freedom of speech

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