The Political Economy of the Welfare State by James Buchanan


Professor James Buchanan received the Prize in Economic Science in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 1986. As part of the established tradition IUI and the Federation of Swedish Industries invited him back to Sweden to give a lecture on a topic of his choice.

We are happy to publish the lecture presented at the IUI on August 28, 1987. The "Political Economy of the Welfare State" is the topical theme for a number of industrial nations, but perhaps most particularly so for Sweden.

Stockholm in May 1988
Gunnar Eliasson

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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