Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative Politics

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University of California Press, 1990 - Choix collectif - 274 pages
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Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions.
 

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Contents

In Defense of the RationalChoice Approach
18
TwoPerson Games with Variable Payoffs
52
Games with Variable Rules or the Politics of Institutional
92
Why Do British Labour Party Activists Commit Political
119
A RationalChoice Approach to Consociationalism
159
The Cohesion of French Electoral Coalitions
187
Appendix to Chapter 7
233
Bibliography
249
Index
269
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George Tsebelis is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of "Nested Games: Rational Choice in Comparative Politics" and coauthor of "Bicameralism." The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hoover National Fellowship, and a Russell Sage Fellowship, he has published numerous papers on the institutions of the European Union and on comparative institutional analysis.

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