Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure / Edition 1

Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure / Edition 1

by David Austen-Smith, Jeffrey S. Banks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0472068946

ISBN-13: 9780472068944

Pub. Date: 01/05/2005

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

“A major piece of work . . . a classic. There is no
other book like it.”
—Norman Schofield, Washington University

“The authors succeed brilliantly in tackling a large
number of important questions concerning the
interaction among voters and elected representatives
in the political arena, using a common, rigorous
language.&

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“A major piece of work . . . a classic. There is no
other book like it.”
—Norman Schofield, Washington University

“The authors succeed brilliantly in tackling a large
number of important questions concerning the
interaction among voters and elected representatives
in the political arena, using a common, rigorous
language.”
—Antonio Merlo, University of Pennsylvania

Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure
is the second volume in Jeffrey Banks and David
Austen-Smith’s monumental study of the links
between individual preferences and collective choice.
The book focuses on representative systems, including
both elections and legislative decision-making
processes, clearly connecting individual preferences to
collective outcomes. This book is not a survey. Rather,
it is the coherent, cumulative result of the authors’
brilliant efforts to indirectly connect preferences to
collective choice through strategic behaviors such as
agenda-selection and voting.

The book will be an invaluable reference and teaching
tool for economists and political scientists, and an
essential companion to any scholar interested in the
latest theoretical advances in positive political theory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068944
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
01/05/2005
Series:
Michigan Studies in Political Analysis Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Preliminaries1
2Strategy-proof collective choice19
3Implementable collective choice69
4Binary agendas113
5Spatial voting in committees147
6Legislative bargaining193
7Two-candidate elections253
8Multicandidate elections333
9Legislative elections391
10Summary and conclusions419

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