As the People Want It, Blueprint for a New Confederation
AbstractPresents 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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Length: 187 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2004
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government; territorial units; public choice; constitutional economics; political economy; individual liberty; direct democracy; popular sovereignty; confederation; federation; Europe; constitutional law;
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- Hausken, Kjell & Knutsen, John F., 2010.
"An enabling mechanism for the creation, adjustment, and dissolution of states and governmental units,"
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- Kjell Hausken & John F. Knutsen, 2002. "The Birth, Adjustment and Death of States," Public Economics 0205004, EconWPA.
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