Analytical Politicsby Melvin J. Hinich, Michael C. Munger
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 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.
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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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