CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

Closeness counts only in horseshoes and dancing

Ferejohn, John A. and Fiorina, Morris P. (1975) Closeness counts only in horseshoes and dancing. American Political Science Review, 69 (3). pp. 920-925. ISSN 0003-0554. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171205-150729042

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171205-150729042

Abstract

During the period in which our article (APSR vol. 68 [June 1974]) circulated in manuscript form it provoked an unusual amount of collegial reaction. Of course, we were quite prepared for a reaction from those who use decision-theoretic models in their research—they were our intended audience. More surprisingly, we also received comments from less directly involved bystanders—a medieval historian for example. All this correspondence indicates to us that nearly everyone has his own theory of how voters behave, and that most such theories do not agree with the one presented in our article. The comments of Professors Tullock, Beck, Mayer and Good, and Stephens further support this conclusion.


Item Type:Article
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.2307/1958405DOIArticle
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/closeness-counts-only-in-horseshoes-and-dancing/CF18C147CBF993C29120C3550A1A4ACDPublisherArticle
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1958405JSTORArticle
Additional Information:© 1975 American Political Science Association. Formerly SSWP 53.
Subject Keywords:Minimax, Regret, Expected utility, Voting, Utility models, Voting behavior, Mathematical models, Statistical models, Voter registration, Modeling
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20171205-150729042
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20171205-150729042
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:83704
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
Deposited On:02 Jan 2018 21:35
Last Modified:02 Jan 2018 21:35

Repository Staff Only: item control page