Games Real Actors Play by Fritz W. Scharpf
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Games Real Actors Play
By Fritz W. Scharpf

Games Real Actors Play

Actor-Centered Institutionalism in Policy Research

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Games Real Actors Play by Fritz W. Scharpf

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Games Real Actors Play provides a persuasive argument for the use of basic concepts of game theory in understanding public policy conflicts. Fritz Scharpf criticizes public choice theory as too narrow in its examination of actor motives and discursive democracy as too blind to the institutional incentives of political parties. With the nonspecialist in mind, the author presents a coherent actor-centered model of institutional rational choice that integrates a wide variety of theoretical contributions, such as game theory, negotiation theory, transaction cost economics, international relations, and democratic theory.Games Real Actors Play offers a framework for linking positive theory to the normative issues that necessarily arise in policy research and employs many cross-national examples, including a comparative use of game theory to understand the differing reactions of Great Britain, Sweden, Austria, and the Federal Republic of Germany to the economic stagflation of the 1970s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813399683
ISBN-10: 0813399688
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Governing in Europe by Fritz W. Scharpf Governing in Europe, Hardback (March 1999)

This text explores strategies at the national level that could succeed in maintaining welfare state goals even under conditions of international economic competition. It discusses the conditions under which European policy could play a protective and enabling role with regard to these solutions.

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Author Biography - Fritz W. Scharpf

Fritz W. Scharpf is codirector of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Germany, and a former director of the International Institute of Management and Administration, Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. He has taught at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and at the University of Konstanz. He has published widely on constitutional law, democratic theory, policy formation and policy implementation, political economy, negotiation theory, and game theory.

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