Analytical Politics

Analytical Politics

by Melvin J. Hinich, Michael C. Munger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521562872

ISBN-13: 9780521562874

Pub. Date: 04/13/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book reviews and explains introductory formal theory in political science. The basis of formal theory is the spatial model. Melvin Hinich was one of the main creators of spatial political theory in the 1960's. In 1984 he published The Spatial Theory of Voting, with James Enelow. Analytical Politics updates this earlier work, and makes it accessible to a much

Overview

This book reviews and explains introductory formal theory in political science. The basis of formal theory is the spatial model. Melvin Hinich was one of the main creators of spatial political theory in the 1960's. In 1984 he published The Spatial Theory of Voting, with James Enelow. Analytical Politics updates this earlier work, and makes it accessible to a much broader audience. Most important, this is the first book to examine the foundations of spatial theory in the classic political theories of Aristotle, Hobbes, and Rousseau.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521562874
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/13/1997
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(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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