Clearly written and easily understood by the nonspecialist, Nested Games provides a systematic, empirically accurate, and theoretically coherent account of apparently irrational political actions.
“The notion of nested games greatly expands the domain of formal analysis while also rendering game theory more capable of reflecting political reality.”—David Cameron, Yale University
Table of Contents
List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgments
1. Nested Games and Rationality 2. In Defense of the Rational-Choice Approach Appendix to Chapter 2 3. Two-Person Games with Variable Payoffs Appendix to Chapter 3: A Appendix to Chapter 3: B 4· Games with Variable Rules, or the Politics of Institutional Change 5. Why Do British Labour Party Activists Commit Political Suicide? Appendix to Chapter 5 6. A Rational-Choice Approach to Consociationalism 7. The Cohesion of French Electoral Coalitions Appendix to Chapter 7 8. Conclusions