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Thirteen theorems in search of the truth
We review recent work on the accuracy of group judgmental processes as a function of (a) the competences (judgmental accuracies) of individual group members, (b) the group decision procedure, and (c)Expand
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A Unified Theory of Party Competition: A Cross-National Analysis Integrating Spatial and Behavioral Factors
1. Modeling party competition 2. How voters decide: the components of the unified theory of voting 3. Linking voter choice to party strategies: illustrating the role of non-policy factors 4. FactorsExpand
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Optimizing group judgmental accuracy in the presence of interdependencies
AbstractConsider a group of people confronted with a dichotomous choice (for example, a yes or no decision). Assume that we can characterize each person by a probability, pi, of making the ‘better’Expand
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Modeling Negative Campaigning
Negative campaigning is an important aspect of campaign competition but plays little or no role in existing models of campaigns. Within the context of plurality elections for a single office we modelExpand
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Measuring Compactness and the Role of a Compactness Standard in a Test for Partisan and Racial Gerrymandering
As we move into the 1990s, compactness of legislative districts is likely to take on greater importance because of its relevance to questions of racial and partisan discrimination. We show that atExpand
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Behavioral Social Choice - Probabilistic Models, Statistical Inference, and Applications
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Part I. Probabilistic Models of Social Choice Behavior: 1. The lack of theoretical and practical support for majority cycles 2. Applications of probabilistic models to Empirical Data . Expand
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DOWNS AND TWO-PARTY CONVERGENCE
▪ Abstract We take as our starting point the insights of Downs (1957) into two-party competition. A careful reading of Downs offers a much more sophisticated and nuanced portrait of the factorsExpand
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A Unified Theory of Voting: Directional and Proximity Spatial Models
1. Introduction Part I. Models of Voter Behavior: 2. Alternative models of issue voting 3. A unified model of issue voting: proximity, direction, and intensity 4. Comparing the empirical fit of theExpand
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The Committee Assignment Process and the Conditional Nature of Committee Bias
The view that congressional committees tend to be biased subsets of their parent chambers provides the foundations for a substantial body of theoretical literature on distributive politics andExpand
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