Public Administration in the Classical Liberal Tradition

Public Administration in the Classical Liberal Tradition: Modern Political Economy Foundations

Co-authored with Paul Dragos Aligica and Peter J. Boettke, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Draft contents

Introduction

PART 1: A DISTINCTIVE PERSPECTIVE ON GOVERNANCE: THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Chapter 1: Classical Liberalism: Delineating Its Theory of Governance

Chapter 2: Function, Structure, Process at the Public-Private Interface

Chapter 3: Dynamic Governance: Polycentricism and Knowledge Processes

PART 2: PUBLIC CHOICE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: THE CONFLUENCE

Chapter 4: Public Administration and Public Choice: Charting the Field

Chapter 5: Public Choice, Public Administration and Self-Governance: The Ostromian Confluence

Chapter 6: Heterogeneity, Co-Production and Polycentric Governance: The Ostroms’ Public Choice Institutionalism Revisited

PART 3: FRAMING THE APPLIED LEVEL: THEMES, ISSUE-AREAS AND CASES

Chapter 7: Metropolitan Governance: Polycentric Solutions for Complex Problems

Chapter 8: Independent Regulatory Agencies and Their Reform: An Exercise in Institutional Imagination

Chapter 9: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: Polycentric Stakeholder Analysis

Conclusions. Governance and Public Management: Vindication of the Classical Liberal Perspective?

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