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

Along with its predecessor (Positive Political Theory I: Collective Preference, this work is motivated by canonical rational choice theory to develop a rigorous model that can aggregate individual choices in order to positively explain collective societal political behavior. Whereas they dealt with direct preference aggregation in that first volume, here Austen-Smith

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Along with its predecessor (Positive Political Theory I: Collective Preference, this work is motivated by canonical rational choice theory to develop a rigorous model that can aggregate individual choices in order to positively explain collective societal political behavior. Whereas they dealt with direct preference aggregation in that first volume, here Austen-Smith (political economy, Northwestern U.) and the late Banks (formerly political science, California Institute of Technology) develop an indirect preference aggregation model that they hope can account for "how individual actions are linked, both to individual preferences and to the actions of others" as in "lesser-evil voting," for example. They develop their model for representative systems, described as a two-stage of elections and legislative decision-making. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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)

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