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Formal Models of Domestic Politics


, University of Chicago
Published 2021


Formal Models of Domestic Politics offers a unified and accessible approach to canonical and important new models of politics. Intended for political science and economics students who have already taken a course in game theory, this new edition retains the widely appreciated pedagogic approach of the first edition. Coverage has been expanded to include a new chapter on nondemocracy; new material on valance and issue ownership, dynamic veto and legislative bargaining, delegation to leaders by imperfectly informed politicians, and voter…

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  • The leading graduate textbook for courses in formal political theory and political economy
  • Now covers nine important classes of models of politics: electoral competition under certainty and uncertainty, special interest politics, veto players, delegation, coalitions, political agency, nondemocracy, and regime change
  • Focuses on the political logic of models, regardless of disciplinary origin
  • Only assumes that students have undertaken a semester each of game theory and of calculus

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