Rational Choice Politics, Volume 1

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Sage, Mar 12, 2009 - Political Science - 1688 pages
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The formal modeling techniques of rational choice theory have become central to the discipline of political science, for example with regard to the understanding of the working of legislatures, coalition governments, executive-bureaucracy relations, or electoral systems. The collection includes the very best work in this field, as well as an editors' introduction to each volume that describes the importance of the articles and their place in political science.

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About the author (2009)

Torun Dewan is Reader in Political Science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Politics in Plural Societies: A Theory of Democratic Instability, The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House, Models of Multiparty Electoral Competition, and Making and Breaking Governments. He has edited The Congressional Budget Process: Some Views from the Inside, Political Equilibrium, Perspectives on Positive Political Economy, and Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government. He has also authored numerous articles on formal political theory, congressional politics, public policy, and political economy. He is the co-author of the successful undergraduate text Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions.

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