Democracy, Public Choice, Law and Economics

3 ECTS / Semester / English

This course aims at providing a synthetic but rigorous introduction to the main concepts of two interdisciplinary approaches that have been assuming a growing relevance in the analysis of governance themes: Public choice theory and law & economics. For that purpose, the language used will be adapted to students with different academic backgrounds and will gather concepts from political science, economics and law in order to foster a multidisciplinary and integrated perspective on governance issues and on the operation of democratic regimes in a global setting.


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André Azevedo Alves holds a PhD in Government from the LSE, an MA in Political Science from the Catholic University of Portugal and a BA in Economics from the…