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Alois Stutzer Recommends "Political Selection" by Timothy Besley
Book Item (Buchkapitel, Lexikonartikel, jur. Kommentierung, Beiträge in Sammelbänden)
ID 4522266
Author(s) Stutzer, Alois
Author(s) at UniBasel Stutzer, Alois
Year 2019
Title Alois Stutzer Recommends "Political Selection" by Timothy Besley
Editor(s) Frey, Bruno S.; Schaltegger, Christoph A.
Book title 21st century economics
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Cham
Pages 125-126
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-030-17739-3 ; 978-3-030-17740-9
Abstract When a gulf opens up between citizens and politicians, as some diagnose for Western democracies these days, competitive elections are traditionally seen as a sanctioning mechanism that retrospective voters as principals use to tame their agents. In his contribution entitled "Political Selection", Tim Besley greatly complements this view with a rich set of considerations and ideas. He emphasizes that the delegation problem should also be addressed by focusing on selecting competent and honest people into public office.
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-17740-9_48

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