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    Models of Man: Neoclassical, Behavioural, and Evolutionary.Dennis C. Mueller - 2004 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 3 (1):59-76.
    For most observers of economics from both inside and outside the science, the term ‘economics’ is synonymous with neoclassical economics. It is the methodology of neoclassical economics that defines the discipline of economics. ‘Mainstream economics’ is neoclassical economics and anyone entering the discipline today who wishes to obtain an appointment at one of the leading universities of the world is well advised to master its techniques. The fact that virtually every winner of a Nobel prize from Paul Samuelson up to (...)
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  2. Public Choice.Dennis C. Mueller - 1982 - Ethics 92 (3):560-561.
     
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  3. Reason, Religion, and Democracy.Dennis C. Mueller - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book also emphasizes the difference between religion and science as means for understanding causal relationships, but it focuses much more heavily on the challenge religious extremism poses for liberal democratic institutions. The treatment contains a discussion of human psychology, describes the salient characteristics of all religions, and contrasts religion and science as systems of thought. Historical sketches are used to establish a link between modernity and the use of the human capacity for reasoning to advance human welfare. The book (...)
     
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  4. Public Choice Iii.Dennis C. Mueller - 2003 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II. Six new chapters have been added, and several chapters from the previous edition have been extensively revised. The discussion of empirical work in public choice has been greatly expanded. As in the previous editions, all of the major topics of public choice are covered. These include: why the state exists, voting rules, federalism, the theory of clubs, two-party and multiparty electoral systems, rent seeking, bureaucracy, interest groups, dictatorship, the (...)
     
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    Intergenerational Justice and the Social Discount Rate.Dennis C. Mueller - 1974 - Theory and Decision 5 (3):263-273.
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    The Importance of Self-Interest and Public Interest in Politics.Dennis C. Mueller - 2011 - Critical Review 23 (3):321-338.
    ABSTRACT In its attempt to prove that voters, politicians, and bureaucrats are motivated by the public interest, Self-Interest and Public Interest in Western Politics overlooks a great deal of public-choice research, to which much has been added during the two decades since it was published. The importance of self-interest at both the micro and macro levels of politics becomes clear once one looks not simply at the ?inputs? of a democracy but at its ?outputs? as well. The prevalence of interest (...)
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    The Utilitarian Contract: A Generalization of Rawls' Theory of Justice.Dennis C. Mueller, Robert D. Tollison & Thomas D. Willett - 1974 - Theory and Decision 4 (3-4):345-367.
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    Constitutional and Liberal Rights.Dennis C. Mueller - 1996 - Analyse & Kritik 18 (1):96-117.
    Amartya Sen has demonstrated a possible inconsistency between a right and Pareto optimality. Neither Sen nor the subsequent literature have discussed the origin of the rights that lead to the liberal paradox. In this article I examine one possible origin of rights definitions - a constitutional contract agreed to by all members of the community. Constitutional rights are show to be vulnerable to a similar paradox as with liberal rights, but if the writers of the constitution were correct in their (...)
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    Defining Citizenship.Dennis C. Mueller - 2002 - Theoretical Inquiries in Law 3 (1).
    This article employs the methodology of public choice, or constitutional political economy, to the question of how citizenship should be defined in a constitution. All members of a community or an assembly representative of all members writes a constitution. Each participant in the constitution-drafting process is uncertain of his or her future identity under the constitution and thus chooses a constitution that maximizes the expected utility of all future citizens. The article describes the optimal conditions within this framework for: granting (...)
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    On the Foundations of Social Science Research.Dennis C. Mueller - 1992 - Analyse & Kritik 14 (2):195-220.
    Is it possible that all of the social sciences could employ a common methodology? If so, what would it be? This article adresses these questions. It takes off from James Coleman's recent book, The Foundations of Social Theory. Coleman's social theory is built on the postulate that individuals are rational actors, the same postulate that most of modern economics is built upon. This article critiques the use of this postulate in economics, and thus questions whether it is a useful building (...)
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    No Title Available: Reviews.Dennis C. Mueller - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):375-379.
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    The Corporation as Anomaly, E. Schrader David. Cambridge University Press, 1993, Xi + 202 Pages. [REVIEW]Dennis C. Mueller - 1995 - Economics and Philosophy 11 (2):375.
  13. 'Hartmut Esser'Foundations of Social Theory'oder'Foundations of Sociology'? 129 Karl-Dieter Opp Micro-Macro Transitions in Rational Choice Explanations 143.Russell Hardin, Norman Braun, Werner Raub, Dennis C. Mueller & Peter Kappelhoff - 1992 - Analyse & Kritik 14 (2):114.
     
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  14. Perspectives on Public Choice: A Handbook.Dennis C. Mueller (ed.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Public choice or rational politics differs from other approaches to the study of political behavior in that it builds on models in which rational individuals seek to advance their own interests. This five-part volume surveys the main ideas and contributions of the field. It contains twenty-five essays written by thirty scholars, both economists and political scientists, from North America and Europe. Part I discusses the nature and justification for the existence of government and various forms it can take, including mixed, (...)
     
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