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The Resource Positive political theory I : collective preference, David Austen-Smith and Jeffrey S. Banks

Positive political theory I : collective preference, David Austen-Smith and Jeffrey S. Banks

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Positive political theory I : collective preference
Title
Positive political theory I
Title remainder
collective preference
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David Austen-Smith and Jeffrey S. Banks
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eng
Summary
Positive Political Theory I is concerned with the formal theory of preference aggregation for collective choice. The theory is developed as generally as possible, covering classes of aggregation methods that include such well-known examples as majority and unanimity rule and focusing in particular on the extent to which any aggregation method is assured to yield a set of "best" alternatives. The book is intended both as a contribution to the theory of collective choice and a pedagogic tool. Austen-Smith and Banks have made the exposition both rigorous and accessible to people with some technical background (e.g., a course in multivariate calculus). The intended readership ranges from more technically-oriented graduate students and specialists to those students in economics and political science interested less in the technical aspects of the results than in the depth, scope, and importance of the theoretical advances in positive political theory. "This is a stunning book. Austen-Smith and Banks have a deep understanding of the material, and their text gives a powerfully unified and coherent perspective on a vast literature. The exposition is clear-eyed and efficient but never humdrum. Even those familiar with the subject will find trenchant remarks and fresh insights every few pages. Anyone with an interest in contemporary liberal democratic theory will want this book on the shelf."--Christopher Achen, University of Michigan David Austen-Smith is Professor of Political Science, Professor of Economics, and Professor of Management and Strategy, Northwestern University. Jeffrey S. Banks is Professor of Political Science, California Institute of Technology
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Austen-Smith, David
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Banks, Jeffrey S.
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Michigan studies in political analysis
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  • Social choice
  • Rational choice theory
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Rational choice theory
  • Social choice
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Positive political theory I : collective preference, David Austen-Smith and Jeffrey S. Banks
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
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9780472022465
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JSTOR
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9780472087211
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Positive political theory I : collective preference, David Austen-Smith and Jeffrey S. Banks
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn681757654
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 208 pages)
File format
unknown
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online
Isbn
9780472022465
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472087211
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djdjpw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)681757654

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