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Political Economy of Institutions, Democracy and Voting

Schofield, Norman, Caballero, Gonzalo (Eds.)

2011, IX, 425 p.

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  • Presents latest research in the field of Political Economy
  • Focuses on topics such as war and the formation of states, analysis of corruption 
  •  Provides new techniques for analysing elections, including the connection between game-theoretic and empirical methods 
  •  Offers a comparison of developed and new democracies, and of elections under plurality and proportional rule

This book presents the latest research  in the field of Political Economy, dealing with the integration of economics and politics and the way institutions affect social decisions. The authors are eminent scholars from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Spain, Italy, Mexico and the Philippines. Many of them have been influenced by Nobel laureate Douglass North, who pioneered the new institutional social sciences, or by William H. Riker who contributed to the field of positive political theory.

The book focuses on topics such as: case studies in institutional analysis; research on war and the formation of states; the analysis of corruption; new techniques for analyzing elections, involving game theory and empirical methods; comparing elections under plurality and proportional rule, and in developed and new democracies.

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Coalitions - Democracy - Elections - Institutions - Political Economy

Related subjects » Economic Theory - Political Science - Public Finance

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