The Art of Political Manipulation / Edition 1

The Art of Political Manipulation / Edition 1

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by William H. Riker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300035926

ISBN-13: 9780300035926

Pub. Date: 09/28/1986

Publisher: Yale University Press

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ISBN-13:
9780300035926
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
153
Sales rank:
1,092,937
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Lincoln at Freeport
1(9)
Chauncey DePew and the Seventeenth Amendment
10(8)
The Flying Club
18(16)
Gouverneur Morris in the Philadelphia Convention
34(18)
Heresthetic in Fiction
52(14)
Camouflaging the Gerrymander
66(12)
Pliny the Younger on Parliamentary Law
78(11)
Trading Votes at the Constitutional Convention
89(14)
How to Win on a Roll Call by Not Voting
103(3)
Warren Magnuson and Nerve Gas
106(8)
Exploiting the Powell Amendment
114(15)
Reed and Cannon
129(13)
Conclusion 142

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This is perhaps the most interesting work of political strategy I have ever read. This is perhaps the most interesting book by William Riker, the father of political game theory. It is a must read for anyone intellectually involved in politics. Riker engages the reader with deeds of the most shrewd politicians in history and then explains their reasoning clearly and concisely. Although some might be weary of 'Political Manipulation', this work is merely an expose of some of the most efficient and effective players ever to play the political 'game'. If you are in office, running for office, or would simply like an enlightened view of the political process: I guarantee that you will not be let down. 'Learn from the best, or lose like the rest.'