Vilfredo Pareto was one of the great systems theorists of the twentieth century, embracing economics, psychology, sociology and politics. In this important work, Michael McLure takes as his subject of study the rapport between Pareto's economic and sociological theory, and consequently, illuminates the role of economics in public policy development.
1. Introduction 2. Methodology 3. Method - The Analytical Elements of Pure Economics and General Sociology 4. Determinism, Ideology and the Mechanical Analogy 5. Collective Economic Welfare 6. Les Systèmes socialistes and Buchanan's Constitutive Elements of Economic Policy 7. Rationality, Individualism and Public Policy 8. Government and Public Policy 9. Conclusions