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Analyzing Politics By Kenneth A. Shepsle (Harvard University)

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Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical language.

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Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions by Kenneth A. Shepsle (Harvard University)

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 "Experimental Corner" sections at the end of many chapters, describing experiments from social science literature.

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About Kenneth A. Shepsle (Harvard University)

Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government and founding member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor 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, Making and Breaking Governments, and Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions. He has been a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1990, and he is the recipient of fellowships by the Hoover Institution, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Shepsle's research focuses on formal political theory, congressional politics, public policy, and political economy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Part I Introduction 1 It Isn't Rocket Science, but... 2 Rationality: The Model of Choice Part II Group Choice 3 Getting Started with Group Choice Analysis 4 Group Choice and Majority Rule 5 Spatial Models of Majority Rule 6 Strategic Behavior: Sophistication, Misrepresentation, and Manipulation 7 Voting Methods and Electoral Systems Part III Cooperation, Collective Action, and Public Goods 8 Cooperation 9 Collective Action 10 Public Goods, Externalities, and the Commons Part IV Institutions 11 Institutions: General Remarks 12 Legislatures 13 Bureaucracy and Intergovernmental Relations 14 Leadership 15 Courts and Judges 16 Cabinet Government and Parliamentary Democracy 17 Final Lessons Index

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Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions by Kenneth A. Shepsle (Harvard University)
Kenneth A. Shepsle (Harvard University)
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