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Game Theory and Political Theory An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 052131593X

ISBN-13: 9780521315937

Edition: 1986

Authors: Peter C. Ordeshook

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Formal political theory seeks to develop formal, mathematical models of political and economic processes. This book attempts to integrate the last twenty years of development in this field. Professor Ordeshook uses the modern developments in the theory of games (decision making with multiple, interactive decision makers) as the basis for the synthesis. Topics covered include models of elections and of committee processes, the demand and supply of public goods, and surveys of game theory and social-choice theory. Game Theory and Political Theory is designed as a textbook for graduate courses in formal political theory and political economy.
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Book details

List price: $63.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Peter C. Ordeshook is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has published over 120 papers in professional journals, including the American Political Science Review, Post-Soviet Affairs, Constitutional Political Economy and Post-Soviet Geography and Economics. His authored and coauthored books include An Introduction to Positive Political Theory; Game Theory and Political Theory; The Balance of Power; Designing Federalism; A Political Theory Primer; Endogenous Time Preferences in Social Networks; and Lessons for Citizens of a New Democracy (in English, Italian and Ukrainian).

Individual preference and individual choice
Individual preference and social choice
Basic theory of noncooperative games
Elections and two-person zero-sum games
Nonzero-sum games: political economy, public goods, and the prisoners' dilemma
Institutions, strategic voting, and agendas
Cooperative games and the characteristic function
The core
Solution theory
Repeated games and information: some research frontiers
References and a guide to the literature