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Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches
The idea of America as politically polarized—that there is an unbridgeable divide between right and left, red and blue states—has become a cliche. What commentators miss, however, is that increasingExpand
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A Spatial Model for Legislative Roll Call Analysis
A general nonlinear logit model is used to analyze political choice data. The model assumes probabilistic voting based on a spatial utility function. The parameters of the utility function and theExpand
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Voter Participation and Strategic Uncertainty
The paradox of not voting is examined in a model where voters have uncertainty about the preferences and costs of other voters. In game-theoretic models of voter participation under completeExpand
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Participation and the provision of discrete public goods: a strategic analysis
This paper considers the Nash equilibria to a game where a discrete public good is to be provided. Each individual may participate by making a fixed contribution. If a sufficient number of Expand
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Political resource allocation, controlled agendas, and the status quo
Economic analysis requires modelling political as well as market resource allocation. Voting institutions, in particular two-candidate majority rule elections and voting on motions, have been aExpand
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Why Hasn't Democracy Slowed Rising Inequality?
During the past two generations, democratic forms have coexisted with massive increases in economic inequality in the United States and many other advanced democracies. Moreover, these newExpand
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Partisan Politics, Divided Government, and the Economy
1. Introduction 2. Models of policy divergence 3. A theory of institutional balancing 4. The midterm cycle 5. Diversity, persistence, and mobility 6. Incumbency and moderation 7. Partisan businessExpand
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Patterns of congressional voting
Congressional roll call voting has been highly structured for most of U.S. history. The structure is revealed by a dynamic, spatial analysis of the entire roll call voting record from 1789 to 1985.Expand
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A Theory of Divided Government
This paper extends the spatial theory of voting to the case in which policy choices depend upon the interaction between executive and the legislature. Voters are strategic and to analyze equilibriumExpand
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Polarized platforms and moderate policies with checks and balances
In standard spatial models of elections, parties with policy preferences take divergent positions. Their platform positions are less separated than are the parties' ideal policies. If policy is theExpand
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