(By providing complete and thorough coverage for the study...)
By providing complete and thorough coverage for the study and practice of public speaking, Public Speaking: Choices for Effective Results offers students theory and practical skills by presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and audience. Written for today's students, Public Speaking: Choices for Effective Results explores the role of public speaking in their lives, includes comprehensive coverage of ethics in speaking, and discusses the different kinds of speeches they may encounter in their everyday lives. The NEW 6th edition of Public Speaking: Choices for Effective Results, rooted in student oriented pedagogy: Includes access to Media Supplement - a collection of multimedia examples from popular television and films that provide another mode of delivery for the concepts described in the book. Offers students both theory and practical skills, presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and the audience. Features By the Way sections that offer further exploration of topics discussed. Has been updated with international examples, videos of complete student speeches, a narrative text, online content integrated chapter by chapter, real-world scenarios, a running glossary, and more.
(This book represents a considerable revision and expansio...)
This book represents a considerable revision and expansion of Public Choice II (1989). As in the previous editions, all of the major topics of public choice are covered. These include: why the state exists, voting rules, federalism, the theory of clubs, two-party and multiparty electoral systems, rent seeking, bureaucracy, interest groups, dictatorship, the size of government, voter participation, and political business cycles. Normative issues in public choice are also examined. The book is suitable for upper level courses in economics dealing with politics, and political science courses emphasizing rational actor models.
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) Colorado College, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy Princeton University, 1966.
Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University, 1964-1966. Research Association, Brookings Institute, Institution, 1966-1968. Assistant Professor, Association Professor, Cornell University, 1968-1970, 1970-1976.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center Study Public Choice, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and State University, 1972-1973. Research Fellow, Director, International Institute, Institution Management, 1974-1978, 3, 1982-1983. Professor of Economics, University Maryland, United States of America, since 1977.
Co-editor, International J. Industrial Organization.
My first ‘love’ in economics was the field of public finance, and my decision to go to Princeton to do graduate work was predicated in part on Richard Musgrave’s presence on the faculty. One of the fields I chose to study there besides public finance was industrial organisation, taught then by Jesse Markham. I became interested in R&D and technological change, a hot topic at the time,
and this interest turned into a thesis topic and a career in industrial organisation.
A couple of years later I read James Coleman’s paper ‘The Possibility of a Social Welfare Function’, and my original interest in public finance was rekindled, this time, however, under the guise of public choice.
While I did write a short comment on the Coleman piece, my main research effort at the time was still in industrial organisation and it wasn’t until a couple of years later that I was actually able to devote a substantial amount of effort to the public choice area. Over the last decade or so I have tried to divide my time roughly equally between the industrial organisation and public choice areas. While some find this division unusual if not schizophrenic, I find that the two areas complement each other nicely. Industrial organisation deals with the aggregation of individual choices in the market, the imperfections in these markets, and that peculiar heirarchical bureaucracy for displacing the market which we call the corporation.
Public choice is concerned with the aggregation of preferences through nonmarket mechanisms, the imperfections of these mechanisms as aggregation devices, and the mysterious workings of government bureaucracies. Borh share an orientation toward asking important, real-world questions and deriving answers in cognizance of the institutional environment in which the subject matter is grounded. Both fields seem capable of making use of the advantages economic methodology offers without becoming a slave to technique.
My hope is to have the time and energy to maintain a foot in each field without having the growth in their respective literatures pull my feet from under me.