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This article studies the few works James Buchanan wrote on education from the end of the 1950s to the early 1970s. These neglected works tell us important things about how Buchanan’s ideas on constitutions evolved through time, because they provided Buchanan with the opportunity to apply his ideas about constitutions and, in return, nurture his… Read more »

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The purpose of this chapter is to link Ronald Coase’s methodological approach to what he ‘learned’ when he was at the London School of Economics (LSE) from Edwin Cannan and Arnold Plant. The main lesson Coase taught us and insisted upon was that economics should not be too ‘abstract’ and should not rely on a… Read more »

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This essay reviews Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, which triggered a huge controversy that virally spread on the internet and in various journals. We will evaluate MacLean’s almost biographical account of James Buchanan, which portrays the 1986 Nobel Prize laureate as the mastermind behind… Read more »

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Law and Economics deals with the economic analysis of legal relations, legal provisions, laws and regulations and is a research field which has a long tradition in economics. It was lost after the expulsion of some of the leading economists from Germany during 1933 to 1938, but then revived in Chicago.  Both the subject of… Read more »

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The ethics of autonomous cars and automated driving have been a subject of discussion in research for a number of years (cf. Lin 2015; Goodall in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2424:58–65, 2014; Goodall in IEEE Spectrum 53(6):28–58, 2016). As levels of automation progress, with partially automated driving already becoming standard… Read more »

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Although both the problem of corruption and its detrimental effects on society, economy, and environment has widely been recognized, corruption remains one of the most challenging problems of today. In light of globalization, the exclusive focus on compliance-oriented measures such as sharpening laws seems to be more and more ineffective. Apparently, the problem is not… Read more »

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The theme arises from the legal-academic movement „Law and Literature“. This newly developed field should aim at two major goals, first, to investigate the meaning of law in a social context by questioning how the characters appearing in literary works understand and behave themselves to the law (law in literature), and second, to find out… Read more »

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Wirtschaftsethik gewinnt auch in den Lehrplänen deutscher Hochschulen zunehmend an Bedeutung. Hinter diesem schillernden Begriff verbirgt sich allerdings eine Fülle immer schwieriger zu überblickender, teils eher heterogener Konzepte. Das vorliegende Lehrbuch möchte Studierenden und allen an Wirtschaftsethik Interessierten Orientierung in diesem theoretischen „Dschungel“ bieten. Daher legen die Autoren Wert darauf, wirtschaftsethische Konzepte in einem Gesamtzusammenhang… Read more »