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Game Theory and Political Theory : An Introduction - Peter C. Ordeshook

Game Theory and Political Theory

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1986
ISBN: 9780521315937
Number Of Pages: 528

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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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Index
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ISBN: 9780521315937
ISBN-10: 052131593X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 22nd December 1986
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.68