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The Resource Imperfect alternatives : choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy, Neil K. Komesar

Imperfect alternatives : choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy, Neil K. Komesar

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Imperfect alternatives : choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy
Title
Imperfect alternatives
Title remainder
choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy
Statement of responsibility
Neil K. Komesar
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Major approaches to law and public policy, ranging from law and economics to the fundamental rights approach to constitutional law, are based on the belief that the identification of the correct social goals or values is the key to describing or prescribing law and public policy outcomes. In this book, Neil Komesar argues that this emphasis on goal choice ignores an essential element - institutional choice. Indeed, as important as determining our social goals is deciding which institution is best equipped to implement them - the market, the political process, or the adjudicative process. Pointing out that all three institutions are massive, complex, and imperfect, Komesar develops a strategy for comparative institutional analysis that assesses variations in institutional ability. He then powerfully demonstrates the value of this analytical framework by using it to examine important contemporary issues ranging from tort reform to constitution-making. A milestone critique of law and public policy analysis, this book will be important reading for legal scholars, policy analysts, and social scientists
Cataloging source
DLC
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Komesar, Neil K
Index
index present
LC call number
K487.E3
LC item number
K66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Law
  • Public policy (Law)
  • Judicial process
Label
Imperfect alternatives : choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy, Neil K. Komesar
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29598319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226450889
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93049435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Imperfect alternatives : choosing institutions in law, economics, and public policy, Neil K. Komesar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29598319
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226450889
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93049435
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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