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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Austen-Smith, John Duggan
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-03-30 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Social choices, about expenditures on government programs, or about public policy more broadly, or indeed from any conceivable set of alternatives, are determined by politics. This book is a collection of essays that tie together the fields spanned by Jeffrey S. Banks' research on this subject. It examines the strategic aspects of political decision-making, including the choices of voters in committees, the positioning of candidates in electoral campaigns, and the behavior of parties in legislatures. The chapters of this book contribute to the theory of voting with incomplete information, to the literature on Downsian and probabilistic voting models of elections, to the theory of social choice in distributive environments, and to the theory of optimal dynamic decision-making. The essays employ a spectrum of research methods, from game-theoretic analysis, to empirical investigation, to experimental testing.
Social Choice and Strategic Decisions
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: David Austen-Smith, John Duggan
Categories: Business & Economics
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Handbook of Social Choice and Voting
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Jac C. Heckelman, Nicholas R. Miller
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-18 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

This Handbook provides an overview of interdisciplinary research related to social choice and voting that is intended for a broad audience. Expert contributors from various fields present critical summaries of the existing literature, including intuitive explanations of technical terminology and well-known theorems, suggesting new directions for research.
The Spatial Model of Politics
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Norman Schofield
Categories: Business & Economics
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ECAI 2016
Language: en
Pages: 1860
Authors: G.A. Kaminka, M. Fox, P. Bouquet
Categories: Computers
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Language: en
Pages: 816
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Categories: Political Science
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Deliberative democracy has been one of the main games in contemporary political theory for two decades, growing enormously in size and importance in political science and many other disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy takes stock of deliberative democracy as a research field, in philosophy, in various research programmes in the social sciences and law, and in political practice around the globe. It provides a concise history of deliberative ideals in political thought and discusses their philosophical origins. The Handbook locates deliberation in political systems with different spaces, publics, and venues, including parliaments, courts, governance networks, protests, mini-publics, old and new media, and everyday talk. It engages with practical applications, mapping deliberation as a reform movement and as a device for conflict resolution, documenting the practice and study of deliberative democracy around the world and in global governance.
Algorithmic Decision Theory
Language: en
Pages: 441
Authors: Dimitris Fotakis, David Ríos Insua
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-27 - Publisher: Springer Nature

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Social Choice and Democratic Values
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: Eerik Lagerspetz
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-26 - Publisher: Springer

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Pages: 495
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Categories: Political Science
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The Handbook of Experimental Economics, Volume 2
Language: en
Pages: 776
Authors: John H. Kagel, Alvin E. Roth
Categories: Business & Economics
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An indispensable survey of new developments and results in experimental economics When The Handbook of Experimental Economics first came out in 1995, the notion of economists conducting lab experiments to generate data was relatively new. Since then, the field has exploded. This second volume of the Handbook covers some of the most exciting new growth areas in experimental economics, presents the latest results and experimental methods, and identifies promising new directions for future research. Featuring contributions by leading practitioners, the Handbook describes experiments in macroeconomics, charitable giving, neuroeconomics, other-regarding preferences, market design, political economy, subject population effects, gender effects, auctions, and learning and the economics of small decisions. Contributors focus on key developments and report on experiments, highlighting the dialogue between experimenters and theorists. While most of the experiments consist of laboratory studies, the book also includes several chapters that report extensively on field experiments related to the subject area studied. Covers exciting new growth areas in experimental economics Features contributions by leading experts Describes experiments in macroeconomics, charitable giving, neuroeconomics, market design, political economy, gender effects, auctions, and more Highlights the dialogue by experimenters with theorists and each other Includes several chapters covering field experiments related to the subject area studied
Political Economy of Institutions, Democracy and Voting
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: Norman Schofield, Gonzalo Caballero
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-11 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This book presents the latest research in the field of Political Economy, dealing with the integration of economics and politics and the way institutions affect social decisions. The authors are eminent scholars from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Spain, Italy, Mexico and the Philippines. Many of them have been influenced by Nobel laureate Douglass North, who pioneered the new institutional social sciences, or by William H. Riker who contributed to the field of positive political theory. The book focuses on topics such as: case studies in institutional analysis; research on war and the formation of states; the analysis of corruption; new techniques for analyzing elections, involving game theory and empirical methods; comparing elections under plurality and proportional rule, and in developed and new democracies.
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Language: en
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Categories: Political Science
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Over its long lifetime, "political economy" has had many different meanings: the science of managing the resources of a nation so as to provide wealth to its inhabitants for Adam Smith; the study of how the ownership of the means of production influenced historical processes for Marx; the study of the inter-relationship between economics and politics for some twentieth-century commentators; and for others, a methodology emphasizing individual rationality (the economic or "public choice" approach) or institutional adaptation (the sociological version). This Handbook views political economy as a grand (if imperfect) synthesis of these various strands, treating political economy as the methodology of economics applied to the analysis of political behavior and institutions. This Handbook surveys the field of political economy, with 58 chapters ranging from micro to macro, national to international, institutional to behavioral, methodological to substantive. Chapters on social choice, constitutional theory, and public economics are set alongside ones on voters, parties and pressure groups, macroeconomics and politics, capitalism and democracy, and international political economy and international conflict.