Method and Morals in Constitutional Economics

Essays in Honor of James M. Buchanan

  • Geoffrey Brennan
  • Hartmut Kliemt
  • Robert D. Tollison

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Buchanan and Public Choice in Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoffrey Brennan
      Pages 3-22
    3. Roger D. Congleton
      Pages 23-38
    4. Hartmut Kliemt
      Pages 39-43
    5. William Breit
      Pages 44-50
  3. Methodological Aspects of Buchanan’s Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Hans Albert
      Pages 53-65
    3. William F. Shughart, Robert D. Tollison
      Pages 66-77
    4. Hartmut Kliemt
      Pages 98-102
    5. David Reisman
      Pages 103-108
    6. Alan Hamlin
      Pages 109-116
    7. Geoffrey Brennan
      Pages 117-129
  4. Constitutional Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. António S. Pinto Barbosa
      Pages 173-178
    3. Jose Casas-Pardo, Juan D. Montoro-Pons, Miguel Puchades-Navarro
      Pages 179-195
    4. Noel B. Reynolds
      Pages 237-252
    5. Earl A. Thompson
      Pages 253-264
  5. Public Choice and Public Policy

  6. The Moral Dimension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Kenneth Greene, Phillip Nelson
      Pages 413-443
    3. Herbert Giersch
      Pages 444-469
  7. Buchanan as Teacher and Colleague

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 569-571

About this book


This Festschrift was "presented" in electronic form to Buchanan on the occasion of his eightieth birthday on October 3, 1999, after dinner in Fairfax, Virginia. As one might have expected, the response to our call for papers was vo­ luminous. In looking over the many contributions, we felt that a "published" Festschrift was also possible and fitting for the eightieth birthday of so prodi­ gious and influential a scholar as Professor Buchanan. To that end we have assembled the following volume. In selecting the papers to be included here we have basically tried to choose those papers which in some way bear on Buchanan's contributions. Perfectly good papers about issues not related to Buchanan's research agenda or not referring directly to Buchanan's work were not included. Space constraints did not allow universal coverage, so choices had to be made. It should be stated clearly that these were our choices based on the criterion that the contribution be relevant to Buchanan's work. Buchanan had nothing whatsoever to do with the selection of papers for this volume. Once choices had been made, we arranged the papers by subject matter ranging from various aspects of Buchanan's work in economics, political science, philosophy, and related areas, to some more personal recollections of Jim as a professor, friend, and colleague. Including the latter material was also our decision, and this probably represents a choice with which Jim would not have agreed. We think, however, that the reader will find these pieces interesting and informative.


Buchanan Constitution Methods Public Choice ethics morality political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey Brennan
    • 1
  • Hartmut Kliemt
    • 2
  • Robert D. Tollison
    • 3
  1. 1.Research School of Social Science, R889Australian National UniversityCanberra, ACTAustralia
  2. 2.Fachbereich 1, PhilosophieGerhard-Mercator-Universität-GHSDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.School of Business, UniversityUniversity of MississippiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07551-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04810-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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