First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
In compact format, [Collective Decision Making] includes both a useful overview of the development and literature of public choice as well as several empirical applications and research reports... It is remarkable because unlike many proceedings, it is readable, its papers are concise and accessible, comments are clear and relate to the papers, and the volume as a whole has focus and direction. Assuming the reader has some knowledge of public choice theory, this volume offers an assessment of the state of the art in application of both positive and normative aspects of the theory regarding politics, rule-making, policies, and choice making. It deals with issues of theory construction, research methods, analytical methodology, experimentation, direct application, and areas of potential exploration... These research efforts begin to frame empirically what we mean by political rationality, a pressing problem for public officials, as well as for public choice theory.' Public Administration Review