New horizons in law and economics. Elgaronline.
Law and the State provides a political economy analysis of the legal functioning of a democratic state, illustrating how it builds on informational and legal constraints. It explains, in an organised and thematic fashion, how competitive information enhances democracy while strategic information endangers it, and discusses how legal constraints stress the dilemma of independence versus discretion for judges as well as the elusive role of administrators and experts.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. How to shape a democratic state : the informational constraint pt. 2. How to control a democratic state : the legal constraint pt. 3. The state at work : regulation and public policies under informational and legal constraints.