Public choice applies the economic pronciples to the political deicision-making process. Among the topics illustrated in the course are: the role and the function of the government, the decision-making process of the government and the actors that take decisions and implement them, the relationship between private and public interests, the relationship electors-politicians and politicians-bureaucrats, the effect of the evolution of governemnts, the impact of internet on democracy, new models of governance.
1A. Mueller, Dennis, Public Choice III. Cambridge University Press.
1b. Mueller Dennis, La Teoria delle Scelte Collettive, Napoli, Idelson.
2. Additional readings will be provided by the lecturer.