The Theory of Political Coalitions
The Theory of Political Coalitions is a book on positive political theory written by William H. Riker published in 1962. It uses game theory to formalize political theory. In it, Riker deduces the size principle. On its postulates, politicians are proved to form winning, minimal-size coalitions. The work runs contrary to a previous theory that politicians try to maximize their respective votes. Riker supposes that attracting more votes requires resources and that politicians run to win. So, a rational politician tries to form a coalition that is as large as necessary to win but not larger.

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An Economic Theory of Democracy. New York: Harper & Bros., 1957. ... Riker, William H. The Theory of Political Coalitions. New Haven : Yale University Press,  ...
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Theory of Political Coalitions
Theory of Political Coalitions
William H. Riker, 1962
"The contributions which Mr. Riker makes in this volume are ingenious and interesting and will probably prove productive. Most useful is his strategic principle, which by virtue of the constraints it places on the coalition process, may make a major contribution to our knowledge.... [This work] is a major contribution to the literature, and we...
The Encyclopedia of Public Choice
The Encyclopedia of Public Choice
Charles Rowley, Friedrich Schneider, 2005
He deferred an acceptance to attend the University of Chicago that was the leading graduate program in Political Science in the pre-War years so that he ... He would soon develop his own theory of political coalitions, based on game theory.
Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition
Theories of the Policy Process, Second Edition
Paul A. Sabatier, 2007
Theories of the Policy Process provides a forum for the proponents of several of the most promising and widely used theoretical frameworks to present the basic propositions of their frameworks, to assess the empirical evidence that has developed, and to discuss promising directions for future research. The first edition contained analyses of Instit...
A Political Theory Primer
A Political Theory Primer
Peter C. Ordeshook, 1992
First published in 1992, A Political Theory Primer is designed as an introductory course for students in the application of game theory to modeling political processes. Examining those very phenomena that power political machineries--elections, legislative and committee processes, and international conflict--the book attempts to answer fundamental ...
Strategy, Risk, and Personality in Coalition Politics: The ...
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, 1975
This book, originally published in 1975, presents a theory of behaviour in coalitions and presents an application of the theory to Indian political party coalitions.
Nested Political Coalitions: Nation, Regime, Program, Cabinet
Nested Political Coalitions: Nation, Regime, Program, Cabinet
Terrence E. Cook, 2002
Remmer, Karen. 1991. Military Rule in Latin America. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press. Reno, William. 1998. Warlord Politics in Africa. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner. Riker, William H. 1962. The Theory of Political Coalitions. New Haven, Conn.
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