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Cooperatives and Group Action
(Texas A&M University, 1993)
The primary objective of this paper is to synthesize and summarize organizational issues and challenges facing U.S. agricultural cooperatives as they analyze their strategic options in preparing to meet the needs of their ...
The theory of the firm and its critics: a stocktaking and assessment
(Cambridge University Press, 2005)
Since its emergence in the 1970s the modern economic or Coasian theory of the firm has been discussed and challenged by sociologists, heterodox economists, management scholars, and other critics. This chapter reviews and ...
New Institutional Economics
(Edward Elgar, 2000)
This chapter surveys the new institutional economics, a rapidly growing literature combining economics, law, organization theory, political science, sociology and anthropology to understand social, political and commercial ...
Advances in Cooperative Theory since 1990: A Review of Agricultural Economics Literature
(Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam School of Management, 2004)
This article reviews the advances in neoclassical, coalition-game theoretic, and new institutional-nexus of contracts applications of economic theory to agricultural cooperative literature published in English language ...
Teacher Compensation and Collective Bargaining
While compensation accounts for roughly 90 percent of K-12 instructional costs, there is little evidence of rational design in these systems. This chapter reviews the nature of teacher compensation systems in developed ...
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia
Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), along with John Rawls's A Theory of Justice (1971), radically changed the landscape in analytic political philosophy. For much of the preceding half-century, under the ...
In general, I shall focus on justice as what we morally owe each other. I shall therefore briefly elaborate on this concept of justice. As long as rights are understood very broadly as—perhaps pro tanto and highly ...
Sen on Sufficiency, Priority, and Equality
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)
I present a critical survey of Sen's work, and related work by others, on certain distribution-sensitive principles of justice. More specifically, I discuss three kinds of such principles: (1) sufficientarian principles, ...
Left-Libertarianism and Liberty
I shall formulate and motivate a left- libertarian theory of justice. Like the more familiar right-libertarianism, it holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, it holds that natural ...
Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice
(Oxford University Press, 2009)
We here discuss and assess various libertarian positions on intergenerational justice. We do not attempt to defend libertarianism. Instead, we work out the most plausible version thereof and identify its implications for ...
Responsibility and Compensation Rights
I address an issue that arises for rights theories that recognize rights to compensation for rights-intrusions. Do individuals who never pose any risk of harm to others have a right, against a rights-intruder, to full ...
Answers to Five Questions on Normative Ethics
(Automatic Press, 2007)
This article comprises the author's answers to five questions on Normative Ethics posed by the editors of the collection.
Five Questions on Political Philosophy
(Automatic Press, 2006)
Peter Vallentyne answers five questions posed by the editor of the text on the nature of political philosophy.
On Original Appropriation
Libertarianism holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Lockean libertarianism further holds that agents have the moral power to acquire private property in external things as long as a Lockean Proviso—requiring ...
Against Maximizing Act-Consequentialism
Maximizing act consequentialism holds that actions are morally permissible if and only if they maximize the value of consequences—if and only if, that is, no alternative action in the given choice situation has more valuable ...
Who are the least advantaged?
(Clarendon Press, 2007)
The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that aggregate benefits ...
Justice in General: An Introduction
This is the first volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses the following three (only loosely ...
Distribution of What?: An Introduction
This is the fourth volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume and the second part of Volume 5: Social ...
Social Contract and the Currency of Justice: An Introduction
This is the fifth volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses two issues: (1) contractarian ...
Distribution to Whom?: An Introduction
This is the third volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses the question of who (animals, ...