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It is the calculus, rather than the consent, in James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock’s "Calculus of Consent" that suggests the decision rules they propose should be adopted.

Moral Foundations of Politics by Ian Shapiro

I want to understand this sentence and i have two versions. The problematic word is "suggest".

(1) In James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock’s "Calculus of Consent", calculus, rather than the consent suggests the decision rules which they propose that these rules should be adopted.

(2) In James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock’s "Calculus of Consent", calculus, rather than the consent suggests that the decision rules which these man propose should be adopted.

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Neither of your suggested sentences is quite grammatical, so I will discuss the original sentence.

It is the word "calculus", of the two words in the title, that suggests the decision rules.
American Heritage Dictionary "suggest"
3. To make evident indirectly; intimate or imply

The authors propose that these decision rules should be adopted. The reviewer of the book is expressing their opinion about where the rules came from; specifically, that the rules are implied more by calculation (calculus) than by agreement (consent).

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