Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

This work offers a set of extended interpretations of Madison's argument in Federalist X of 1787, using ideas from social choice theory and from the work of Douglass North, Mancur Olson, and William Riker. Its focus is not on rational choice theory itself, but on the use of this theory as a heuristic device to better understand democratic institutions. The treatment adapts a formal model of elections to consider rapid constitutional change at periods when societies face quandaries. The topics explored in the book include Britain's reorganization of its fiscal system in the eighteenth century to prosecute its wars with France; the Colonies' decision to declare independence in 1776; Madison's argument about the 'probability of fit choice' during the Ratification period of 1787-88; the argument between Hamilton and Jefferson in 1798-1800 over the long run organization of the US economy and the election of Lincoln in 1860.

Buy Architects of Political Change book by Norman Schofield from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521832021
ISBN-10: 0521832020
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Architects of Political Change book by Norman Schofield and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Norman Schofield

Norman Schofield is Taussig Professor of Political Economy at Washington University in St. Louis. He has served as Fulbright Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Humboldt University Berlin in 2003-04, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford in 1988-89, and Shrman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at the California Institute of Technology in 1983-84. Professor Schofield is the author of Mathematical Methods in Economics and Social Choice (2003), Multiparty Government (coauthored with Michael Laver, 1990), and Social Choice and Democracy (1985). He received the William Riker Prize in 2002 for contributions to political theory and is co-recipient with Gary Miller of the Jack L. Walker Prize for the best article on political organizations and parties in the American Political Science Review for 2002-04.

Books By Author Norman Schofield

Advances in Political Economy by Norman Schofield

Advances in Political Economy

Hardback, March 2013
$210.43
Spatial Model of Politics by Norman Schofield

The Spatial Model of Politics

Paperback, January 2010
$63.89
Multiparty Democracy by Norman Schofield

Multiparty Democracy

Paperback, July 2006
$49.46
Architects of Political Change by Norman Schofield

Architects of Political Change

Paperback, June 2006
$56.66