Buchanan and Tullock’s 1962 treatise offered a novel analytical approach to thinking about politics and helped establish the fields of public choice and constitutional economics. More than 50 years after its publication, this classic has untapped potential to inspire new thinking about the advancement of liberty.

Niclas Berggren is an associate professor of economics at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN) in Stockholm; he is also affiliated with the Department of Institutional Economics at the University of Economics in Prague.
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