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As the People Want It, Blueprint for a New Confederation

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  • John F Knutsen

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Presents a complete and detailed constitutional framework applying the rational self-interest model and market mechanisms to intra and inter- governmental behaviour and collective decisions. In particular, the paper presents an enabling mechanism for the creation, adjustment and dissolution of governmental units and a mechanism for allocating tasks between units as well as a mechanism for reallocating funding. The emphasis is on practical enabling mechanisms rather than theoretical models.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Public Economics with number 0402004.

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Length: 187 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2004
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:0402004

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Keywords: government; territorial units; public choice; constitutional economics; political economy; individual liberty; direct democracy; popular sovereignty; confederation; federation; Europe; constitutional law;

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  1. Hausken, Kjell & Knutsen, John F., 2010. "An enabling mechanism for the creation, adjustment, and dissolution of states and governmental units," Economics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, vol. 4(32), pages 1-38.
  2. Kjell Hausken & John F. Knutsen, 2002. "The Birth, Adjustment and Death of States," Public Economics 0205004, EconWPA.

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