Electoral promises help to win votes and political candidates, or parties should strategically choose what they can deliver to win an election. Past game-theoretical studies tend to ignore electoral promises and this book sheds illuminating light on the functions and effects of electoral promises on policies or electoral outcomes through game theory models. This book provides a basic framework for game-theoretical analysis of electoral promises.
The book also includes cases to illustrate real life applications of these theories.
Table of Contents
1. Electoral Promises in Formal Models 2. Electoral Promises as a Commitment Device 3. Electoral Promises as a Signal 4. Electoral Promises with Vague Words. Bibliography
Yasushi Asako is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University.