Jean-Baptiste Fleury/ Alain Marciano: The Sound of Silence. A Review Essay of Nancy Maclean’s Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

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 Continue Reading…

Berta van Schoor/ Christoph Lütge: Conditions of collective commitment in sector-specific coordinated governance initiatives

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. Continue Reading…

Christoph Lütge/ Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik

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, Continue Reading…

Paul D. Aligica/ Paul A. Lewis/ Virgil H. Storr: Austrian Economics and the Bloomington School: An Introduction and Overview

This paper compares and contrasts two schools of political economy: the Austrian School, prominent members of which include Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises; and the Bloomington School, which was founded by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. It is argued that the two traditions share a good deal in common: both Continue Reading…