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The Resource A behavioral theory of elections, Jonathan Bendor [and others]

A behavioral theory of elections, Jonathan Bendor [and others]

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A behavioral theory of elections
Title
A behavioral theory of elections
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Bendor [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Bendor, Jonathan B
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  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Behaviorism (Political science)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Behaviorism (Political science)
  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Verkiezingen
  • Kiesgedrag
  • Psychologische aspecten
Label
A behavioral theory of elections, Jonathan Bendor [and others]
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bounded rationality and elections -- Aspiration-based adaptive rules -- Party competition -- Turnout -- Voter choice -- An integrated model of two-party elections -- Elections with multiple parties -- Conclusions: bounded rationality and elections -- The computational model
Control code
ocn744350495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836802
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613163745
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • 316374
  • 22573/cttv83t
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744350495
Label
A behavioral theory of elections, Jonathan Bendor [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bounded rationality and elections -- Aspiration-based adaptive rules -- Party competition -- Turnout -- Voter choice -- An integrated model of two-party elections -- Elections with multiple parties -- Conclusions: bounded rationality and elections -- The computational model
Control code
ocn744350495
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836802
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613163745
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 316374
  • 22573/cttv83t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744350495

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