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Ideology and Strategy : A Century of Swedish Politics - Leif Lewin

Ideology and Strategy

A Century of Swedish Politics

By: Leif Lewin (Editor)

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Published: 27th January 1989
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This book empirically analyzes how a minority can succeed in having its way in a modern democracy. The author applies modern rational choice theory to examine such paradoxical triumphs in Swedish domestic politics over the past 100 years. Identifying Arrow's paradox, Prisoner's Dilemma, and other famous game-theoretic matrices, eight important issues in Swedish parliamentary history are explained: the tariff issue in the 1880s, the introduction of universal suffrage, the introduction of parliamentary government, the new economic politics during the 1930s, the debate on planned economies, the supplementary pensions issue, the nuclear power issue, and the wage earners' fund issue. For each, the author presents the outcome and its history, and the strategic behavior of the actors.

List of tables
Series editors- preface
Author-s preface
The problem of rationality
Tariffs
Suffrage
Parliamentarism
The crisis agreement
Economic planning
The supplementary pension system
Nuclear power
Employee investment funds
Strategic action in politics
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521343305
ISBN-10: 0521343305
Series: Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 27th January 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.66