Synopses & Reviews
Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, the author provides students with the means to analyze a wide variety of situations. The Second Edition has been thoroughly revised to include updated cases and examples, new problem sets and discussion questions, and new 'Experimental Corner' sections at the end of many chapters, describing experiments from social science literature.
Analyzing Politicsprovides a clear, thorough, and jargon-free introduction to rational choice theory. Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, Shepsle and Bonchek provide students with the means to analyze a wide variety of situtations.
Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, Shepsle and Bonchek provide students with the means to analyze a wide variety of situations.
provides a clear, thorough, and jargon-free introduction to rational choice theory.
Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical language.
About the Author
Mark S. Bonchek is a Ph.D. candidate in political economy and government at Harvard University and director of the Political Participation Project, a nonpartisan research initiative affiliated with the Intelligent Information Infrastructure Project in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Politics in Plural Societies: A Theory of Democratic Instability, The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House, Models of Multiparty Electoral Competition, and Making and Breaking Governments. He has edited The Congressional Budget Process: Some Views from the Inside, Political Equilibrium, Perspectives on Positive Political Economy, and Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government. He has also authored numerous articles on formal political theory, congressional politics, public policy, and political economy. He is the co-author of the successful undergraduate text Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions.