The Resource Games real actors play : actor-centered institutionalism in policy research, Fritz W. Scharpf

Games real actors play : actor-centered institutionalism in policy research, Fritz W. Scharpf

Label
Games real actors play : actor-centered institutionalism in policy research
Title
Games real actors play
Title remainder
actor-centered institutionalism in policy research
Statement of responsibility
Fritz W. Scharpf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Games Real Actors Play provides a persuasive argument for the use of basic concepts of game theory in understanding public policy conflicts. 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 theoretically disciplined explanations in small-numbers case studies and for linking positive theory to the normative issues that necessarily arise in empirical policy research. The usefulness of the concepts introduced is illustrated by many examples from comparative studies in Europe and the United States, including Scharpf's own game theoretical explanation of the differing reactions of Austria, Great Britain, Sweden, and West Germany to the economic stagflation of the 1970s
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
320/.01/593
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA72.5
LC item number
.S33 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Theoretical lenses on public policy
Label
Games real actors play : actor-centered institutionalism in policy research, Fritz W. Scharpf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Policy Research in the Face of Complexity -- 2. Actor-Centered Institutionalism -- 3. Actors -- 4. Actor Constellations -- 5. Unilateral Action in Anarchic Fields and Minimal Institutions -- 6. Negotiated Agreements -- 7. Decisions by Majority Vote -- 8. Hierarchical Direction -- 9. Varieties of the Negotiating State -- App. 1. A Game-Theoretical Interpretation of Inflation and Unemployment in Western Europe -- App. 2. Efficient Self-Coordination in Policy Networks - A Simulation Study / Fritz Wilhelm Scharpf and Matthias Mohr
Control code
000013217641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 p.
Isbn
9780813399683
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97016122
Other physical details
ill.
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.b19996226
System control number
  • 13217641lt
  • (OCoLC)36841508

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