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Art of Political Manipulation

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ISBN-10: 0300035926

ISBN-13: 9780300035926

Edition: 1986

Authors: William H. Riker

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In twelve entertaining stories from history and current events, a noted political scientist and game theorist shows us how some of our heroes we as well as ordinary folk have manipulated their opponents in order to win political advantage.  The stories come from many times and places, because manipulation of people by other people is universal: from the Roman Senate through the Constitutional Convention of 1787, to the Congress, state legislatures, and city councils of twentieth-century America. The results of manipulation are not trivial, as we see, for example, in Riker’s account of Lincoln’s outmaneuvering of Douglas in their debates and in his description of the parliamentary trick…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 153
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.23" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English