Modeling Party Competition in General Elections

John E. Roemer

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

Modeling Party Competition in General Elections

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This article provides a report on the attempts to reproduce political equilibrium among parties and its applications. It examines a review of the two main theories of political competition, and notes the problems that are involved in generalizing these theories to the multidimensional context. It also proposes a resolution to these problems, specifically a theory of multidimensional political competition. The article ends with a discussion of some applications of this theory.

Keywords: political equilibrium; parties; theories; political competition; multidimensional political competition; party competition; general elections

Article.  9808 words. 

Subjects: Political Economy ; Comparative Politics

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