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A decade of experimental research on spatial models of elections and committees

McKelvey, Richard D. and Ordeshook, Peter C. (1990) A decade of experimental research on spatial models of elections and committees. In: Advances in the Spatial Theory of Voting. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, pp. 99-144. ISBN 0521352843. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171109-155617651

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Abstract

The Euclidean representation of political issues and alternative outcomes, and the associated representation of preferences as quasiconcave utility functions, is by now a staple of formal models of committees and elections. This theoretical development, moreover, is accompanied by a considerable body of experimental research. We can view that research in two ways: as a test of the basic propositions about equilibria in specific institutional settings, and as an attempt to gain insights into those aspects of political processes that are poorly understood or imperfectly modeled, such as the robustness of theoretical results with respect to procedural details and bargaining environments. This essay reviews that research so that we can gain some sense of its overall import.


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Subject Keywords:Politics and International Relations, Political Economy, Political Theory
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