Bruce Bueno de Mesquita at New York University They also extend the model to explain the consequences of war on political survival. The Logic of Political Survival. By Bruce Bueno De Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Randolph M. Siverson, and James D. Morrow. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, Bueno de Mesquita, Smith, Siverson, & Morrow () make the important claim. ^ JL that most of democracy’s Logic of Political Survival (Bueno de Mesquita et al. ) was hailed as a We also thank Bruce Bueno de. Mesquita, Alastair.
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The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: Considering this political puzzle, they also answer the related economic question of why some countries experience successful economic development and others do no The authors of this ambitious book address a fundamental political question: 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 survivxl 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 yhe extend the model to explain the consequences of war on political survival. Throughout the book, they provide illustrations from history, ranging from ancient Sparta to Vichy France, and test the model against statistics gathered from cross-national data.
The authors explain the political intuition underlying their theory in nontechnical language, reserving formal proofs for chapter appendixes. They conclude by presenting policy prescriptions based on what has been demonstrated theoretically and empirically. Paperbackpages. Published January 14th by Mit Press first published August 28th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Logic of Political Survivalplease sign up.
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Sep 17, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Brilliant, academic reading of how bad behavior is almost always the right choice for politicians Apr 11, Marcus rated it really liked it. Eh, I guess it is worth 4 stars because I can’t think of a reason to give it 3 stars, although it isn’t earth-shattering if you know what I mean.
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Jul 30, Sam Norton added it. I first read this book as a first semester graduate student in an IR and Comparative hybrid course. At the time I didn’t totally understand it, the methodology, the terminology, practically all of it was beyond my comprehension at that point. I found this book absolutely invaluable to the understanding of both the demoratic peace theory and political institution building.
The selectorate model pr I first read this book as a first semester graduate student in an IR and Comparative hybrid course. The selectorate model proposed by BDM et al is absolutely comprehensive, and seems almost without rival. It just explains so much, and yet is inevitably so simple!!!
This is a must read for any comparative politics or international relations scholar and, come to think of it, could very well be applied to public administration, political theory, or American politics as well. BDM et al make a convincing case for structural arguments of both comparative politics and the democratic peace which, in my opinion, are without parallel. Jan 23, Clayton rated it liked it. A classic rational choice manifesto on state leadership and behavior.
Bad leaders tend to be more successful than good ones.
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The evidence is based on buemo formal model called selectorate theory. A good read but obviously unspecified as a model. Wouldn’t be surprised if his results were considered spurious within the next ten years. Dec 23, Wes rated it really liked it Shelves: Excellent comprehensive theory of conflict and war.
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About Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. He specializes in international relations, foreign policy, and nation building.
He is also one of the authors of the selectorate theory. He was featured as the primary subject in the documentary on the History Channel in December The show, titled Next Nostradamus, details how the scientist is using computer algorithms to predict future world events. Books by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. Trivia About The Logic of Poli No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a dd while we sign you in to your Mesqhita account.