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Politics, Economics and Welfare
Politics, Economics and Welfare
By Robert A. Dahl and Charles E. Lindblom
Harper, 1953, 557 pp.

A political scientist and an economist collaborate fruitfully in pursuit of the question, "What are the conditions under which numerous individuals can maximize the attainment of their goals through the use of social mechanisms?" Hostile to a "great debate" of opposing systems they are primarily concerned with investigating and classifying the various techniques which may be employed.