1. Deliberation and Decision: Economics, Constitutional Theory and Deliberative Democracy.Anne van Aaken, Christian List & Christoph Luetge (eds.) - 2004 - Ashgate.
    Deliberation and Decision explores ways of bridging the gap between two rival approaches to theorizing about democratic institutions: constitutional economics on the one hand and deliberative democracy on the other. The two approaches offer very different accounts of the functioning and legitimacy of democratic institutions. Although both highlight the importance of democratic consent, their accounts of such consent could hardly be more different. Constitutional economics models individuals as self-interested rational utility maximizers and uses economic efficiency criteria such as incentive compatibility (...)
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    Democracy and argument: tracking truth in complex social decisions.Anne van Aaken, Christian List & Christophe Luetge - 2004 - In Anne van Aaken, Christian List & Christophe Luetge (eds.), Deliberation and Decision: Economics, Constitutional Theory, and Deliberative Democracy. pp. 143-157.
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    Deliberative institutional economics, or does homo oeconomicus argue?: A proposal for combining new institutional economics with discourse theory.Anne van Aaken - 2002 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (4):361-394.
    Institutional economics and discourse theory stand unconnected next to each other, in spite of the fact that they both ask for the legitimacy of institutions (normative) and the functioning and effectiveness of institutions (positive). Both use as theoretical constructions rational individuals and the concept of consensus for legitimacy. Whereas discourse theory emphasizes the conditions of a legitimate consensus and could thus enable institutional economics to escape the infinite regress of judging a consensus legitimate, institutional economics has a tested social science (...)
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