The Future of Analytical Politics

Melvin J. Hinich

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191577437 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

The Future of Analytical Politics

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This article focuses on serious problems regarding the recent research agenda in political economy that are likely to continue in the future. The first problem discussed is the multidimensional political choices, followed by the lack of equilibrium in political games. This is followed by the lack of common knowledge and the complex non-linear dynamics of the political/economical system. The discussion presented in this article is within the context of electoral politics.

Keywords: analytical politics; research agenda; political choices; equilibrium; political games; non-linear dynamics; electoral politics; political/economical system

Article.  3049 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions

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