"A major piece of work . . . a classic. There is noother book like it."--Norman Schofield, Washington University "The authors succeed brilliantly in tackling a largenumber of important questions concerning theinteraction among voters and elected representativesin the political arena, using a common, rigorouslanguage."--Antonio Merlo, University of Pennsylvania "Positive Political Theory II: Strategy and Structure"is the second volume in Jeffrey Banks and DavidAusten-Smith's monumental study of the linksbetween individual preferences and collective choice.The book focuses on representative systems, includingboth elections and legislative decision-makingprocesses, clearly connecting individual preferences tocollective outcomes. This book is not a survey. Rather, it is the coherent, cumulative result of the authors'brilliant efforts to indirectly connect preferences tocollective choice through strategic behaviors such asagenda-selection and voting. The book will be an invaluable reference and teachingtool for economists and political scientists, and anessential companion to any scholar interested in thelatest theoretical advances in positive political theory.