Analytical Politics / Edition 1

Analytical Politics / Edition 1

by Melvin J. Hinich, Michael C. Munger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521565677

ISBN-13: 9780521565677

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Analytical Politics is an introduction to analytical theories of politics, explicitly designed both for the interested professional and classes in political science. We cannot evaluate how well governments perform without some baseline for comparison: What should governments be doing? This book focuses on the role of the "center" in politics, drawing from the

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Analytical Politics is an introduction to analytical theories of politics, explicitly designed both for the interested professional and classes in political science. We cannot evaluate how well governments perform without some baseline for comparison: What should governments be doing? This book focuses on the role of the "center" in politics, drawing from the classical political theories of Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau, and others. The main questions in Analytical Politics involve the existence and stability of the center: When does it exist? When should the center guide policy? An understanding of the work reviewed here is essential for anyone who hopes to evaluate the performance or predict the actions of democratic governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565677
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Basics: 1. The analysis of politics; 2. The models of Downs and Black: one policy dimension; 3. Two dimensions: elusive equilibrium; 4. Two dimensions: weighted Euclidean distance; 5. Social choice and other voting models; Part II. Extensions: 6. Uncertainty and policy preference; 7. The voting decision and collective action; Part III. Recent Advances: 8. Strategic voting, nonseparability, and probabilistic voting; 9. Mass elections; References; Glossary; Answers to exercises; Index.

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