Norman Barry

Norman Barry was an author and professor of political science at the University of Buckingham. He was an expert on the works of Friedrich Hayek and Frederic Bastiat and was also an early exponent of public choice theory. He passed away in October 2008.


Spontaneous Order

by Norman Barry on Aug 15, 2008

Spontaneous order theory suggests that society is the aggregate of individual action, and that institutions of society form without government planning.


Rule of Law

by Norman Barry on Aug 15, 2008

The rule of law keeps society protected and in order by holding everyone – including government – accountable to objective standards of behavior.


The Tradition of Spontaneous Order

by Norman Barry on Jun 1, 1982

“Men will have to design those institutions that will automatically encourage them to maximize their long-run interests.”