Why does the treatment of American constitutional politics presented in We the People depart so radically from models of constitutional deliberation developed in the type of constitutional economics pioneered by James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock? The paper defines three premises that account for the divergence, and concludes by proposing an inquiry into constitutional design that requires insights from both traditions.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Ackerman, Bruce, "Constitutional Economics/Constitutional Politics" (1999). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 124.