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In this classic introductory public choice text, Gordon Tullock analyses the motives and activities of politicians, civil servants and voters. Government 'servants' can most likely be assumed to be pursuing their own interests, just like those in the private sector, although, given the coercive power of the state, the effects can be far from benign. The incentive structures present within public institutions mean that government action may well fail to improve economic welfare and frequently has results different from those intended. The application of the 'economic theory of politics' effectively undermines the market failure approach to government policy-making, which relies on the assumption that benevolent and far-sighted governments are capable of clearing up the failings of private markets. This new edition includes a reflection by Gordon Tullock and commentaries by Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, Charles K. Rowley, Stefan Voigt and Michael C. Munger. These contributions consider the impact of the original publication of "The Vote Motive" in 1976. Thirty-years later, with public-sector bureaucracies retaining substantial control over large swathes of the economy, it is clear that policy-makers still have much to learn from Tullocks seminal work.

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Gordon Tullock is University Professor of Law and Economics and distinguished research fellow at the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy at George Mason University. He is the author of 23 books, including Autocracy; On Voting: A Public Choice Approach; and The Politics of Bureaucracy Private Wants, Public Means. He is the founding editor of Papers in Non-Market Decision-Making, which was later renamed Public Choice and has served as president of the Public Choice Society, the Southern Economic Association, and the Western Economic Association. In 1996 he was elected to the American Political Science Review Hall of Fame, and in 1998 he was recognized as a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association. Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard is professor of political theory and comparative politics in the department of political science at the University of Copenhagen. He is the European editor of the journal Public Choice. Charles K. Rowley is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics in the cepartment of economics at George Mason University, and general director of the Locke Institute. He is the editor of The Selected Works of Gordon Tullock, editor of Public Choice, and former president of the European Public Choice Society. Stefan Voigt is professor of economic policy in the department of economic policy at the University of Kassel, and in the International Centre for Economic Research (ICER) in Turin. He is a member of the editorial board of Public Choice and associate editor of the Review of Austrian Economics. Michael C. Munger is a professor in the department of political science and the department of economics at Duke University. He is the North American editor of Public Choice and former president of the Public Choice Society.

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