Peter Boettke presents the key development schools of thought in the political and social sciences. He talks about the work of both Elinor and Vincent Ostrom, commenting on Elinor and her emphasis in the universal element of diversity, one which rules society and governance. Then, he explains the social cooperation process; stressing the division of labor, the importance of exchange and institutions, and the constitutional contracts. Finally, he comments on the implications of teaching policy analysis and explains Ostrom's multiple method methodology.
The Key Schools of Thought in the Political and Social Sciences Peter Boettke
Academic Building, D-312 Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, June 6, 2011A
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Peter Boettke is professor of economics at George Mason University, where he also serves as vice president for research, BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, and research director for the Global Prosperity Initiative at the Mercatus Center. Furthermore, he is deputy director of the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy. He is author and coauthor of various books on economics and politics, such as: Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School, The Economic Way of Thinking, The Political Economy of Soviet Socialism: The Formative Years, among others. Boettke received his BA in economics from Grove City College, MA and PhD in economics from George Mason University. He holds a honorary doctorate in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.