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Description - The Logic of Political Survival by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: why are leaders who produce peace and prosperity turned out of office while those who preside over corruption, war, and misery endure? Considering this political puzzle, they also answer the related economic question of why some countries experience successful economic development and others do not. The authors construct a provocative theory on the selection of leaders and present specific formal models from which their central claims can be deduced. They show how political leaders allocate resources and how institutions for selecting leaders create incentives for leaders to pursue good and bad public policy. They also extend the model to explain the consequences of war on political survival. Throughout the book, they provide illustrations from hsitory, ranging from ancient Sparta to Vichy France, and test the model against statistics gathered from cross-national data. They conclude by presenting policy prescriptions based on what has been demonstrated theoretically and empirically.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262524407
ISBN-10: 0262524406
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 32mm)
Pages: 550
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is Professor of Politics at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is the author of many books, including The War Trap. Alastair Smith is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University, Randolph M. Siverson is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis. James D. Morrow is Professor of Political Science and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Game Theory for Political Scientists.

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