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The Spatial Model of Politics : Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy - Norman Schofield

The Spatial Model of Politics

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

Hardcover Published: 21st December 2007
ISBN: 9780415321273
Number Of Pages: 320

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Using unique and cutting edge research, Schofield a prominent author in the US for a number of years, explores the growth area of positive political economy within economics and politics. The first book to explain the spatial model of voting from a mathematical, economics and game-theory perspective it is essential reading for all those studying positive political economy.

Introductionp. 1
Representative Democracyp. 1
The Theory of Social Choicep. 8
Restrictions on the Set of Alternativesp. 13
Structural Stability of the Corep. 18
Social Choicep. 21
Preference Relationsp. 21
Social Preference Functionsp. 24
Arrowian Impossibility Theoremsp. 29
Power and Rationalityp. 34
Choice Functionsp. 38
Voting Rulesp. 45
Simple Binary Preference Functionsp. 45
Acyclic Voting Rules on Restricted Sets of Alternativesp. 51
Manipulation of Choice Functionsp. 62
Restrictions on the Preferences of Societyp. 65
The Corep. 69
Existence of a Choicep. 69
Existence of the Core in Low Dimensionp. 73
Smooth Preferencep. 79
Non-Convex Preferencep. 84
Local Cyclesp. 87
Necessary and Sufficient Conditionsp. 89
Appendix to Chapter 4p. 94
The Heartp. 97
Symmetry Conditions at the Corep. 97
Examples of the Heart and Uncovered Setp. 112
Experimental Resultsp. 115
A Spatial Model of Coalitionp. 119
Empirical Analyses of Coalition Formationp. 119
A Spatial Model of Legislative Bargainingp. 126
The Core and the Heart of the Legislaturep. 132
Examples from Israelp. 132
Examples from the Netherlandsp. 135
Typologies of Coalition Governmentp. 141
Bipolar Systemsp. 142
Left Unipolar Systemsp. 143
Center Unipolar Systemsp. 147
A Right Unipolar Systemp. 152
Triadic Systemsp. 153
A Collapsed Corep. 155
Concluding Remarksp. 156
Appendixp. 160
A Spatial Model of Electionsp. 163
Political Valencep. 163
Local Nash Equilibrium with Activistsp. 168
Empirical Analysesp. 179
Elections in Israelp. 179
Elections in Turkey 1999-2007p. 183
Elections in the Netherlandsp. 190
The Election in the United Kingdom in 1997p. 193
The Influence of Activistsp. 195
Concluding Remarksp. 198
Empirical Appendixp. 199
Activist Coalitionsp. 203
Activist Support and Valencep. 204
Argentina's Electoral Dynamics: 1989-1995p. 209
Concluding Remarksp. 220
Coalitions in the United Statesp. 221
Convergence or Divergencep. 221
Activist Support for the Partiesp. 224
Realignment and Federalismp. 229
Coalitions of Enemiesp. 232
The New Deal Coalitionp. 232
The Creation of the Republican Coalitionp. 233
Social Conservatives Ascendant in the G.O. P.p. 236
Stem Cell Researchp. 238
Immigrationp. 240
The Changing Political Equilibriump. 241
Party Dynamicsp. 244
Party Challengesp. 245
Party Switchesp. 247
The Future of Republican Populismp. 250
Concluding Remarksp. 252
Appendix: Republican Senator Votesp. 257
Final Remarksp. 259
The Madisonian Scheme of Governmentp. 259
Preferences and Judgementsp. 265
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ISBN: 9780415321273
ISBN-10: 0415321271
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21st December 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1