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Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Institutions



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Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, the author provides students with the means to analyze a wide variety of situations. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated cases and examples, new problem sets and discussion questions, and new 'œExperimental Corner' sections at the end of many chapters, describing experiments from social science literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
It Isn't Rocket Science, but …p. 3
Rationality: The Model of Choicep. 13
Group Choice
Getting Started with Group Choice Analysisp. 41
Group Choice and Majority Rulep. 53
Spatial Models of Majority Rulep. 90
Strategic Behavior: Sophistication, Misrepresentation, and Manipulationp. 156
Voting Methods and Electoral Systemsp. 191
Cooperation, Collective Action, and Public Goods
Cooperationp. 231
Collective Actionp. 262
Public Goods, Externalities, and the Commonsp. 306
Institutions: General Remarksp. 355
Legislaturesp. 369
Bureaucracy and Intergovernmental Relationsp. 407
Leadershipp. 445
Courts and Judgesp. 473
Cabinet Government and Parliamentary Democracyp. 503
Final Lessonsp. 530
Indexp. 535
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