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Advances in the Spatial Theory of Voting

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James M. Enelow, Melvin J. Hinich, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Ronald N. Cohen, William H. Riker, Donald Wittman, Richard D. McKelvey, Peter C. Ordeshook, Peter J. Coughlin, Gary W. Cox, Howard Rosenthal
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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521084536

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  • This volume brings together eight original essays designed to provide an overview of developments in spatial voting theory in the past ten years. The topics covered are: spatial competition with possible entry by new candidates; the "heresthetical" manipulation of vote outcomes; candidates with policy preferences; experimental testing of spatial models; probabilistic voting; voting on alternatives with predictive power; elections with more than two candidates under different election systems; and agenda-setting behavior in voting. Leading scholars in these areas summarize the major results of their own and other's work, providing self-contained discussions that will apprise readers of important recent advances.

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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521084536
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    1. Introduction James M. Enelow and Melvin J. Hinich
    2. Multiparty competition, entry, and entry deterrence in spatial models of elections Kenneth A. Shepsle and Ronald N. Cohen
    3. Heresthetic and rhetoric in the spatial model William H. Riker
    4. Spatial strategies when candidates have policy preferences Donald Wittman
    5. A decade of experimental research on spatial models of elections and committees Richard D. McKelvey and Peter C. Ordeshook
    6. Candidate uncertainty and electoral equilibria Peter J. Coughlin
    7. The theory of predictive mappings James M. Enelow and Melvin J. Hinich
    8. Multicandidate spatial competition Gary W. Cox
    9. The setter model Howard Rosenthal
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    James M. Enelow

    Melvin J. Hinich

    Preface by

    Kenneth Arrow

    Contributors

    James M. Enelow, Melvin J. Hinich, Kenneth A. Shepsle, Ronald N. Cohen, William H. Riker, Donald Wittman, Richard D. McKelvey, Peter C. Ordeshook, Peter J. Coughlin, Gary W. Cox, Howard Rosenthal

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