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Logic of Political Survival

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ISBN-10: 0262524406

ISBN-13: 9780262524407

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, James D. Morrow

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The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: why are leaders who produce peace and prosperity turned out of office while those who preside over corruption, war, and misery endure? Considering this political puzzle, they also answer the related economic question of why some countries experience successful economic development and others do not. The authors construct a provocative theory on the selection of leaders and present specific formal models from which their central claims can be deduced. They show how political leaders allocate resources and how institutions for selecting leaders create incentives for leaders to pursue good and bad public policy. They…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 550
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

A Theory Of Political Incentives
Reigning in the Prince
The Theory: Definitions and Intuition
A Model of the Selectorate Theory
Policy Choice And Political Survival
Institutions for Kleptocracy or Growth
Institutions, Peace, and Prosperity
War, Peace, and Coalition Size
Political Survival
Choosing Institutions
Institutional Preferences: Change from Within
The Enemy Outside and Within: War and Changes of Leaders and Regimes
Promoting Peace and Prosperity