This book focuses on the effects of applying a generality constraint on the political process Under this requirement, majorities would be prohibited constitutionally from treating different persons and groups differently The generality principle is familiar in application to law legal systems incorporate the ideal that all persons are to be treated equally In summary, this book extends the generality norm to politics The primary argument here is centered on political efficiency, which is increased when governments are constrained to treat persons or groups generally rather than differentially The political efficiency defense of the generality constraint is based on a public choice analysis of the implication of majoritarian discrimination. New Read [ Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy ] author [ James M. Buchanan ] – heartforum.co.uk
American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which in 1986 he received the Nobel Memorial Prize Buchanan s work initiated research on how politicians self interest and non economic forces affect government economic policy He was a Member of the Board of Advisors of The Independent Institute, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute, and professor at George Mason University.Buchanan was the founder of a new Virginia school of political economy He taught at the University of Virginia where he founded the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression UCLA, Florida State University, the University of Tennessee, and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he founded the Center for the Study of Public Choice CSPC In 1983 a conflict with Economics Department head Daniel M Orr came to a head and Buchanan took the CSPC to its new home at George Mason University In 1988 Buchanan returned to Hawaii for the first time since the War and gave a series of lectures later published by the University Press In 2001 Buchanan received an honorary doctoral degree from Universidad Francisco Marroqu n, in Guatemala City, Guatemala, for his contribution to economics.
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- Politics by Principle, Not Interest: Towards Nondiscriminatory Democracy
- James M. Buchanan
- 13 December 2017 James M. Buchanan