The Economics of Transparency in Politics

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Albert Breton
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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The purpose of this book is to formulate and discuss positive (as distinguished from normative) rational choice models of the advantages and costs of transparency in various areas of public sector activity and to assess what is in effect the social level of obfuscation in politics that results from rational behaviour.
  

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Contents

Acquiescence to Opacity
11
Citizens Knowledge Politicians Duplicity
37
Transparency and Efficiency
55
Liberalism Against Populism
73
A Rational Choice Approach
107
The Political
123
Information Corruption and Measures for
151
Cases For and Against TransparencyObfuscation
173
Transparency in the Budget Process of a Bureaucratic
189
Redistribution Decentralization and Constitutional Rules
209
Index
231
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