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A Theory of the Calculus of Voting
Much recent theorizing about the utility of voting concludes that voting is an irrational act in that it usually costs more to vote than one can expect to get in return.1 This conclusion is doubtless… Expand
Ethnic Heterogeneity, District Magnitude, and the Number of Parties
Recent events leading to the importation of democratic ideas and ideals by previously totalitarian states increase our interest in the ways in which electoral institutions influence party systems.… Expand
The Forensics of Election Fraud: Russia and Ukraine
Introduction 1. A forensics approach to detecting election fraud 2. The fingerprints of fraud 3. Russia 4. Ukraine, 2004 5. Ukraine, 2006, 2007 6. The United States.
An Expository Development of a Mathematical Model of the Electoral Process
The fundamental process of politics is the aggregation of citizens' preferences into a collectiveâ€”a socialâ€”choice. We develop, interpret, and explain non-technically in this expository essay the… Expand
Game Theory And Political Theory
- P. Ordeshook
- 1 December 1987
Formal political theory seeks to develop formal, mathematical models of political and economic processes. This book attempts to integrate the last twenty years of development in this field. Professor… Expand
Designing Federalism: A Theory of Self-Sustainable Federal Institutions
1. Federations and the theoretical problem: 1.1 Why Federalism 1.2 Definitions 1.3 The long search for stability Federalism as nuisance Federalism as engine of prosperity Riker as intermediary 1.4… Expand
Models of strategic choice in politics
- P. Ordeshook
Discusses the sophisticated application of game theory to the development of contemporary political theory.
Campaign Resource Allocations Under the Electoral College
This essay addresses the question: Why does the Electoral College bias campaign resource allocations in favor of large states? Using data on candidate trips as well as estimates of the time… Expand
Sequential elections with limited information
We develop an incomplete information model of a sequence of elections in a one-dimensional policy space, where voters have no contemporaneous information about candidate positions, and candidates… Expand