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The Calculus Of Consent. by  James M. and Gordon Tullock Buchanan - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 39005)

The Calculus Of Consent.

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The Calculus Of Consent.

by Buchanan, James M. and Gordon Tullock

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Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1962. First edition of this landmark work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly inscribed by both James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that has a few small closed tears. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed first edition. The Calculus Of Consent is one of the classic works from the discipline of public choice in economics and political science. The analytical approach of the authors is based on methodological individualism - collective action is composed of individual actions and on the rejection of any organic interpretation of the state. A purely individualistic conception of collectivity is maintained: the state is an artifact, created by men and thus subject to change and perfection. Buchanan and Tullock maintain that only constitutional changes, which can be shown to be in the interest of all interested parties can be judged as "improvements" and therefore consider conceptual unanimity as the only legitimate decision-making rule.


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The Calculus Of Consent.
Buchanan, James M. and Gordon Tullock
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second hand
University of Michigan Press
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Ann Arbor
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Calculus of Consent First Edition Signed, Gordon Tullock First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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First Edition
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