The book opens by outlining the institutional focus of public choice theory, examining the central questions of market and government failure and the theoretical case for government intervention in the environment. Having explored the principal impacts of planning the book goes on to analyse the institutional structures which have produced these policy outcomes.
The analysis suggests that institutional incentives within the 'political market' have frequently led to policies which favour special interest groups and public sector bureaucracy. The book concludes with an assessment of the potential for a private property rights, free market alternative to increase community involvement and access.
|Series:||Public Choice and the Politics of Government Failure|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)|
About the Author
Mark Pennington is Lecturer in Public Policy at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Table of Contents
|List of Figures||viii|
|List of Tables||ix|
|List of Acronyms||xi|
|1||Planning and the Political Market: The Rise of Public Choice Theory||1|
|2||The Impact of Planning||27|
|3||Interest Groups, Collective Action and Planning||59|
|4||Budgets, Bureaucrats and Planning||90|
|5||Planning and the Political Market: Voter-Centred versus Special-Interest Explanations||116|
|6||Planning and the Politics of Growth||141|
|7||Land Use Planning: Public or Private Choice?||166|