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A Strategic Calculus of Voting

Palfrey, Thomas R. and Rosenthal, Howard (1983) A Strategic Calculus of Voting. Public Choice, 41 (1). pp. 7-53. ISSN 0048-5829.

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Presents a game-theoretic model of voter turnout, which features voting over two fixed alternatives as in a two-candidate election or in a referendum or initiative. Behavior of voters; Assumptions on the cost of voting against its potential benefits; Investigation on voting probabilities and the turnout decisions; Analysis of voting as a participation game.

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Additional Information:© 1983 Mortinus Nijholf Publishers. Copyright of Public Choice is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V.. We have benented from discussion with Peter Coughlin, Terry Levesque, Peter Ordechook, Steve Salop, and participants in the Conference. This work was supported by National Science Foundation grant DAR-7917576. We thank Glenn Benson for preparing the computer graphics and Kathy Bagwell for processing the manuscript.
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