0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Elections & referenda

Buy Now

A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Paperback) Loot Price: R518
Discovery Miles 5 180
You Save: R160 (24%)
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Paperback): Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, Michael M. Ting

Share your images

A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Paperback)

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, David A. Siegel, Michael M. Ting

 (sign in to rate)
List price R678 Loot Price R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 You Save R160 (24%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

Most theories of elections assume that voters and political actors are fully rational. While these formulations produce many insights, they also generate anomalies--most famously, about turnout. The rise of behavioral economics has posed new challenges to the premise of rationality. This groundbreaking book provides a behavioral theory of elections based on the notion that all actors--politicians as well as voters--are only boundedly rational. The theory posits learning via trial and error: actions that surpass an actor's aspiration level are more likely to be used in the future, while those that fall short are less likely to be tried later.

Based on this idea of adaptation, the authors construct formal models of party competition, turnout, and voters' choices of candidates. These models predict substantial turnout levels, voters sorting into parties, and winning parties adopting centrist platforms. In multiparty elections, voters are able to coordinate vote choices on majority-preferred candidates, while all candidates garner significant vote shares. Overall, the behavioral theory and its models produce macroimplications consistent with the data on elections, and they use plausible microassumptions about the cognitive capacities of politicians and voters. A computational model accompanies the book and can be used as a tool for further research.

General

Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2011
First published: 2011
Authors: Jonathan Bendor • Daniel Diermeier • David A. Siegel • Michael M. Ting
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-13507-6
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Elections & referenda
Promotions
LSN: 0-691-13507-X
Barcode: 9780691135076

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners