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The Glass Bead Game: Testing Game-Theoretic Models of Politics

Ward, H (1998) 'The Glass Bead Game: Testing Game-Theoretic Models of Politics.' In: Scarbrough, E and Tanenbaum, E, (eds.) Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New Approaches. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-829238-8

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A summary explanation of rational choice theory, and its development in game theory, as a challenge to conventional social science theories. The example, demonstrating its application to the campaign strategies of political parties, highlights the particular strength of rational choice approaches in throwing up non?intuitive but empirically testable propositions.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: campaign strategy, Conservative Party, equilibrium, falsification, game theory, political parties, rational choice theory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 12:29
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:42

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