Among twentieth-century inheritors of the classical liberal mantle, the notion that democracy could be understood as “government by discussion” is found most prominently in the work of Frank H. Knight and James M. Buchanan. In this paper, NOUS Member Ross Emmet compares Knight and Buchanan’s use of the expression “democracy is government by discussion” The… Read more »
In his latest work, NOUS Member Alain Marciano explores the origins and the development of James Buchanan’s understanding of Federalism. He draws special attention to term papers of James Buchanan, which were his first writings on federalism. The full paper is available here.