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Brennan, Geoffrey 1944-

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Works: 135 works in 502 publications in 5 languages and 10,630 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Brennan
Democratic devices and desires by Geoffrey Brennan( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a novel approach to the analysis of democracy, and an application of that approach to a variety of democratic institutions, including elections, representation, political parties and the separation of powers. Standard economic approaches to politics concentrate on the design of institutions and the role of individuals motivated by self-interest. The authors incorporate a broader view of political motivation, assuming individuals are moral as well as rational, and provide a wide-ranging discussion of the design of democratic institutions
Common minds : themes from the philosophy of Philip Pettit by Geoffrey Brennan( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Common Minds' presents papers by some of the most eminent philosophers alive today, grappling with some of the themes derived from the larger programme that Pettit has inspired. It concludes with a piece by Pettit himself, in which he gives an overview of his work, and provides commentary on the predecing essays
The power to tax : analytical foundations of a fiscal constitution by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a serious analysis of the question whether the power to tax should be restricted, and if so, how
The economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political society by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By outlining the psychology of esteem and the way that that psychology can give rise to an economy, it shows how a variety of social patterns that are otherwise anomalous come to make a lot of sense within an economics of esteem. And it looks at ways the economy of esteem may be reshaped to improve overall social outcomes. While making connections with older patterns of social theorizing, it offers a new way of thinking about how society works and how it may be made to work. It puts the economy of esteem firmly on the agenda of economic and social science and of moral and political theory."--Jacket
The reason of rules : constitutional political economy by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

36 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies function on the basis of rules. These rules, rather like the rules of the road, coordinate the activities of individuals who have a variety of goals and purposes. Whether the rules work well or ill, and how they can be made to work better, is a matter of major concern. Appropriately interpreted, the working of social rules is also the central subject matter of modern political economy. This book is about rules - what they are, how they work, and how they can be properly analysed. The authors' objective is to understand the workings of alternative political institutions so that choices among such institutions (rules) can be more fully informed. Thus, broadly defined, the methodology of constitutional political economy is the subject matter of The Reason of Rules. The authors have examined how rules for political order work, how such rules might be chosen, and how normative criteria for such choices might be established
Explaining norms by Geoffrey Brennan( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the concept of norms by four different philosophers. They discuss how norms emerge, persist, change, and how they serve to explain what we do
Democracy and decision : the pure theory of electoral preference by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do voters in large scale democracies reliably vote for the electoral outcomes most in their interest? Much of the literature on voting predicts that they do, but this book argues that fully rational voters will not, in fact, consistently vote for the political outcomes they prefer. The authors offer a theory of voting which they term an 'expressive' theory of electoral politics. This theory is shown to be more coherent and more consistent with actual observed voting behaviour. This important book offers a compelling challenge to the central premises of the prevailing theories of voting behaviour
Politics and process : new essays in democratic thought by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do voters in large-scale democracies reliably vote for the electoral outcomes they want? Is voting essentially like choosing a job or selecting an asset portfolio? Or is it more like cheering at a football match? And if the latter, what are the implications for the functioning of democracy when policies are determined by who cheers the loudest? This book is concerned with answering these questions. In the most narrow construction, the book offers a critique of the interest-based theory of voting behavior characteristic of modern "public choice" theory - and does so using the decision-theoretic apparatus of standard economics. The central claim is that fully rational voters will not reliably vote for the political outcomes they prefer. The broader objective of the book is to present an "expressive" theory of electoral politics as an alternative to the "interest-based" account. The authors argue that this expressive theory is both more coherent and more consistent with what is observed than is the interest-based orthodoxy. In particular, they believe that this theory can explain, for example, the propensity of democratic regimes to make war; the predominance of moral questions (the sexual conduct of candidates or the abortion issue) on the political agenda; and the distributive activities of democratic governments - facts that represent something of a challenge to the interest-based account." "The significance of this account should be clear. If, as economists frequently assert, proper diagnosis of the disease is a crucial prerequisite to treatment, then the design of appropriate democratic institutions depends critically on a coherent analysis of the way the electoral process works and the perversities to which it is prone. The claim is that the interest-based account incorrectly diagnoses the disease. Accordingly, this book ends with an account of the institutional protections that go with expressive voting."--Jacket
The economics of ethics and the ethics of economics : values, markets and the state by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Makes a rational and eloquent case for the closer integration of ethics and economics, and expands upon themes concerned with esteem, self-esteem, emotional bonding between agents, expressive concerns, and moral requirements. Brennan, Australian National University
Morality of the market : religious and economic perspectives by Economics and Social Thought International Symposium on Religion( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Proceedings of an International Symposium on Religion, Economics, and Social Thought, held August 9-11, 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia"--Verso t.p. Includes bibliographies and index
Monopoly in money and inflation : the case for a constitution to discipline government by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are economists basically immoral?" : and other essays on economics, ethics, and religion by Paul T Heyne( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Art Economists Basically Immoral?" and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion is a collection of Heyne's essays focused on an issue that preoccupied him throughout his life and which concerns many free-market skeptics - namely, how to reconcile the apparent selfishness of a free-market economy with ethical behavior." "Written with the nonexpert in mind, and in a highly engaging style, these essays will interest students of economics, professional economists with an interest in ethical and theological topics, and Christians who seek to explore economic issues."--Jacket
Method and morals in constitutional economics : essays in honor of James M. Buchanan by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a range of essays on topics in the emerging field of "constitutional political economy". This field of enquiry is strongly associated with the name of James M. Buchanan whose research program has been the point of departure for this field. The essays are a selection of those written by colleagues and researchers in the field to honor Buchanan on the occasion of his 80th birthday. They cover a wide range of topics but fall primarily into two sets: one set dealing with methodological aspects of the c.p.e. approach; the other dealing with specific applications in a variety of policy areas, ranging from "economic transformation" to monetary policy regimes to health care. One particular issue in the methodological area relates to the model of motivation used - and more especially, the role of "morality" in economic and political behavior. The five essays on this topic make up one of the sections of the book, and justify reference to the issue in the volume's title
Australia reshaped : 200 years of institutional transformation( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight major essays by leading social scientists on key elements of Australian institutional life
Taxation and fiscal federalism : essays in honour of Russell Mathews( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coercive power and its allocation in the emergent Europe( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides a comprehensive analysis on the design of institutions for the new Europe. Addressing critical issues such as the appropriate distribution of political powers, the next step in the constitution process, allocation of taxing powers and distribution of policy-making responsibilities."--Jacket
Die Begründung von Regeln : konstitutionelle politische Ökonomie by Geoffrey Brennan( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Economics of federalism( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationality, individualism, and public policy( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaining Australia : church bureaucracies and political economy by Ed Brennan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A response to "Changing Australia" (Australian Council of Churches)
 
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Democratic devices and desires
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Common minds : themes from the philosophy of Philip PettitThe power to tax : analytical foundations of a fiscal constitutionThe economy of esteem : an essay on civil and political societyThe reason of rules : constitutional political economyDemocracy and decision : the pure theory of electoral preferencePolitics and process : new essays in democratic thoughtThe economics of ethics and the ethics of economics : values, markets and the state"Are economists basically immoral?" : and other essays on economics, ethics, and religion
Alternative Names
Brennan, G. 1944-

Brennan, Geoffey 1944-

Brennan, Geoffrey.

Brennan, Geoffrey 1944-

Brennan, H. G.

Brennan, H. G. 1944-

Brennan H. Geoffrey

Brennan, H. Geoffrey 1944-

Geoffrey Brennan australischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Philosoph

Geoffrey Brennan filòsof australià

Geoffrey Brennan filósofo australiano

Geoffrey Brennan filosoof uit Australië

Geoffrey Brennan filozof australian

Geoffrey Brennan philosophe australien

Бреннан, Джеффри

جيوفري برينان فيلسوف أسترالي

ブレナン, G.

ブレナン, ジョフレイ

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