The idea for this volume was conceived by Frederick Praeger, founder of Westview Press, who asked Roland Vaubel if he would put together a collection of chapters on the public choice approach to the study of international organizations. Vaubel felt it would be useful to have a coeditor from the United States, and Thomas D. Willett enthusiastically agreed to take on these duties.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments -- List of Contributors -- Contents -- Introduction /Roland Vaubel and Thomas D. Willett -- PART ONE -- The Public Choice Approach to International Economic Issues and Organizations: Theory -- 1 The Public Choice View of International Political Economy /Bruno S. Frey -- 2 A Public Choice View of International Organization /Roland Vaubel -- 3 Canons of Public Choice Analysis of International Agreements /Rodney T. Smith -- 4 International Organizations from the Constitutional Point of View /Bruno S. Frey and Beat Gygi -- 5 Approaches to the Study of International Organizations: Major Paradigms in Economics and Political Science /Patricia Dillon, Thomas L. Ilgen, and Thomas D. Willett -- 6 International Institutions and the Market for Information /Michele Fratianni and john Pattison -- PART TWO -- Applications -- 7 The GATT as an International Discipline over Trade Restrictions: A Public Choice Approach /J. Michael Finger -- 8 A Public Choice Perspective of the International Energy Program /Rodney T. Smith -- 9 U.S. Policy and the Law of the Sea Conference, 1969-1982: A Case Study of Multilateral Negotiations /Ross D. Eckert -- 10 The Political Economy of the International Monetary Fund: A Public Choice Analysis /Roland Vaubel -- 11 Determinants of Foreign Aid Under Alternative Institutional Arrangements /Hannelore Weck-Hannemann and Friedrich Schneider -- 12 Unanimous Decisions in a Redistributive Context: The Council of Ministers of the European Communities /William S. Peirce -- 13 The Common Agricultural Policy of the European Community: A Public Choice Interpretation /Tim ]osling and H. Wayne Moyer -- 14 A Public Choice View of the Delors Report /Roland Vaubel -- About the Book and Editors.
Dr. Roland Vaubel is professor of political economy at the University of Mannheim. Dr. Thomas D. Willett is professor of economics at the Claremont Graduate School and Claremont-McKenna College.