Dealing with correlated choices: how a spin-glass model can help political parties select their policies.

@article{Moore2014DealingWC,
  title={Dealing with correlated choices: how a spin-glass model can help political parties select their policies.},
  author={Michelle A. Moore and Helmut G. Katzgraber},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={
          042117
        }
}
  • Michelle A. Moore, Helmut G. Katzgraber
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Physics
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • Starting from preferences on N proposed policies obtained via questionnaires from a sample of the electorate, an Ising spin-glass model in a field can be constructed from which a political party could find the subset of the proposed policies which would maximize its appeal, form a coherent choice in the eyes of the electorate, and have maximum overlap with the party's existing policies. We illustrate the application of the procedure by simulations of a spin glass in a random field on scale-free… CONTINUE READING

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