## A political theory primer |

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### Contents

Representation of Political Processes | 7 |

Analysis of Extensive Form Games | 61 |

Analysis of Strategic Form Games | 96 |

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actions agenda allows alternative analysis assume assumption ballot bill candidates cardinal utility Centipede Game choice choose committee common knowledge competitive solution Condorcet winner consider cooperate core correspond decision makers decision nodes defect denote didate Dilemma electoral eliminated equilibrium strategy example expected payoff extensive form fact feasible final outcome game theory ideal points incentive indifference curves indifferent information sets initial issue legislator legislature lobbyist lottery majority rule Median Voter Theorem mixed strategy move n-tuple Nash equilibrium notice offer pair Pareto efficient Pareto optimal party person play player political poll portrays position possibility predictions preferences prevails probability problem proposal pure strategy question rational regardless requires row chooser simple situation spatial specific status quo strategic equivalent strategic form strategy equilibrium subgame perfect equilibrium suppose tegic threat tion two-candidate election uninformed voters V-set versus vote sincerely voting tree whereas winning coalition yields zero