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Advances in the Spatial Theory of Voting - James M. Enelow

Advances in the Spatial Theory of Voting

By: James M. Enelow (Editor), Melvin J. Hinich (Editor), Kenneth J. Arrow (Preface by)

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Published: 29th June 1990
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This volume brings together eight original essays designed to provide an overview of developments in spatial voting theory in the past ten years. The topics covered are: spatial competition with possible entry by new candidates; the "heresthetical" manipulation of vote outcomes; candidates with policy preferences; experimental testing of spatial models; probabilistic voting; voting on alternatives with predictive power; elections with more than two candidates under different election systems; and agenda-setting behavior in voting. Leading scholars in these areas summarize the major results of their own and other's work, providing self-contained discussions that will apprise readers of important recent advances.

"This is a first-rate collection useful to students, practitioners, and critics." George Rabinowitz, Contemporary Sociology

Foreword
Introduction
Multiparty competition, entry, and entry deterrence in spatial models of elections
Heresthetic and rhetoric in the spatial model
Spatial strategies when candidates have policy preferences
A decade of experimental research on spatial models of elections and committees
Candidate uncertainty and electoral equilibria
The theory of predictive mappings
Multicandidate spatial competition
The setter model
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521352840
ISBN-10: 0521352843
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th June 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54