Ideology and the Theory of Political Choice

ISBN-10: 0472084135

ISBN-13: 9780472084135

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There is no unified theory that can explain both voter choice and where choices come from. Hinich and Munger fill that gap with their model of political communication based on ideology. Rather than beginning with voters and diffuse, atomistic preferences, Hinich and Munger explore why large groups of voters share preference profiles, why they consider themselves "liberals" or "conservatives." The reasons, they argue, lie in the twin problems of communication and commitment that politicians face. Voters, overloaded with information, ignore specific platform positions. Parties and candidates therefore communicate through simple statements of goals, analogies, and by invoking political symbols. But politicians must also commit to pursuing the actions implied by these analogies and symbols. Commitment requires that ideologies be used consistently, particularly when it is not in the party's short-run interest. The model Hinich and Munger develop accounts for the choices of voters, the goals of politicians, and the interests of contributors. It is an important addition to political science and essential reading for all in that discipline. "Hinich and Munger's study of ideology and the theory of political choice is a pioneering effort to integrate ideology into formal political theory. It is a major step in directing attention toward the way in which ideology influences the nature of political choices." --Douglass C. North ". . . represents a significant contribution to the literature on elections, voting behavior, and social choice." --Policy Currents Melvin Hinich is Professor of Government, University of Texas. Michael C. Munger is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 9/16/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Michael C. Munger is a Professor of Political Science and Economics and the Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program at Duke University. He formerly served as a staff economist at the US Federal Trade Commission. He has published four books and has written for the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Politics. He was North American editor of Public Choice from 2006 to 2010 and is a past president of the Public Choice Society. He currently co-edits The Independent Review. Munger has won three teaching awards at Duke, and he gave the 2012 Toby Davis Lecture at George Mason University.

Preface
Ideology and Politics
Representing Choice by Consumers and Citizens
The (Amended) Classical Spatial Theory of Elections
Ideology, Candidate Strategy, and the Theory of Elections
Parties and Ideology
Theory and Evidence on Spatial Models of Ideology
Empirical Models Based on the Theory of Ideology
Representing Public Choices by Citizens
The Role of Groups
The Integrated Model of Politicians, Voters, and Interest Groups
The Implications of Ideology for Political Choice
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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