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Toward a Theory of Legislative Decision

Ferejohn, John A. and Fiorina, Morris P. and Weisberg, Herbert F. (1978) Toward a Theory of Legislative Decision. Social Science Working Paper, 206. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Recent developments in formal political analysis have spawned two seemingly related theories of democratic political processes. The more familiar of the two is the theory of electoral competition based on Downs' (1957) heuristics and greatly elaborated by Davis, Hinich and Ordeshook (1970), Kramer (1975), McKelvey (1976), and others. Somewhat less familiar (perhaps because the intellectual movement is less well integrated) is the theory of legislative decision which has grown from roots in game theory and the theory of social choice. Black (1958), Riker (1962), Plott (1967), Wilson (1969), Schwartz (1970), Kadane (1972), and several others have nurtured the rudimentary models which compose this theory.

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Additional Information:Published in "Game Theory and Political Science" ed. by Peter Ordeshook & Richard McKelvey, New York University press, 1978
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Issue or Number:206
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