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The Spatial Model of Politics




ISBN 9780415569408
Published December 24, 2009 by Routledge
320 Pages

 
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Using unique and cutting-edge research, Schofield a prominent author in the US for a number of years, explores the growth area of positive political economy within economics and politics. The first book to explain the spatial model of voting from a mathematical, economics and game-theory perspective it is essential reading for all those studying positive political economy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Social Choice  3. Voting Rules  4. The Core  5. The Heart  6. A Spatial Model of Coalition  7. A Spatial Model of Elections  8. Activist Coalitions  9. Political Coalitions in the United States  10. Conclusion

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Norman Schofield is William R. Taussig Professor of Political Economy at Washington University, St. Louis, USA.