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Series editors' preface Acknowledgements Editors' introduction James E. Alt and Kenneth A. Shepsle Part I. The New Political Economy: 1. The emerging discipline of political economy Peter C. Ordeshook 2. Macropolitical economy in the field of development Robert H. Bates Part II. Organizations, Transactions, and Opportunities: 3. Bargaining costs, influence costs, and the organization of economic activity Paul Milgrom and John Roberts 4. Corporate culture and economic theory David M. Kreps 5. Amenity potential, indivisibilities, and political competition Harold Demsetz Part III. Reflections on Theoretical Foundations: 6. Political science and rational choice William H. Riker 7. Institutions and a transaction-cost theory of exchange Douglas C. North 8. The costs of special privilege Gordon Tullock 9. Toward a unified view of economics and the other social sciences Mancur Olson Notes References Index.