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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Michigan Press (31 Aug. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472087215
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472087211
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 552,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Positive Political Theory I is concerned with the formal theory of preference aggregation for collective choice. The theory is developed as generally as possible, covering classes of aggregation methods that include such well-known examples as majo

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Beautiful, perfect! Although it was written for studying political science, it can be very useful for economists too! 18 Feb. 2011
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This is a fantastic book about social choice theory. The proofs of the theorems are very clear and it presents a lot of examples and counter-examples. It is surprising that most people in economics do not know this book.
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exquisite balance of accessibility and rigor 6 July 1999
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This book is a marvel. Austen-Smith and Banks have crafted a gem that should become standard fare for graduate-level study in political science.
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Are they trying to be esoteric? 3 May 2001
By "adam-nyc" - Published on
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This is a rigorous text on social choice theory that is very helpful for graduate students. However, there is so little discussion on how different findings are applicable to the real world. Social choice theory raises important issues for political theory, but these are addressed minimally. A much better book for those who want to learn about social choice but without so much math is William Riker's Liberalism Against Populism.
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Gods of Thunder... 27 Nov. 1999
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...and rock and roll. Austen-Smith and Banks rock so hard. THEY RULE
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