Games Real Actors Play
Actor-Centered Institutionalism in Policy Research
By (author) Fritz W. Scharpf
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Games Real Actors Play by Fritz W. Scharpf
Book DescriptionGames 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 DetailsISBN: 9780813399683
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fritz W. Scharpf
Community and Autonomy, Paperback (July 2010)
Since the mid-1980s, Fritz W Scharpf has been investigating the evolution of the multilevel European polity and its impact on the effectiveness and legitimacy of democratic government in Europe. This title collects Scharpf's nearly two decades of research on government in Europe.
Welfare and Work in the Open Economy, Hardback (November 2000)
A study of the adjustment of advanced welfare states to international economic pressures that details the variety of responses in 12 countries. Volume I presents comparative analyses. Volume II presents in-depth analyses of each of the 12.
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.
Governance in the European Union, Paperback (May 1996)» View all books by Fritz W. Scharpf
This work analyzes the state in terms of its component parts and shows the interaction of subnational, national and supernational actors in the emerging European polity. This approach offers a view through which to assess the future course of European integration.
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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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