skip to content
An economic theory of democracy. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

An economic theory of democracy.

Author: Anthony Downs
Publisher: New York : Harper, [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book seeks to elucidate its subject--the governing of democratic states--by making intelligible the party politics of democracies.--From foreword.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Downs, Anthony.
Economic theory of democracy.
New York, Harper [1957]
(OCoLC)556673698
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Downs
ISBN: 0060417501 9780060417505
OCLC Number: 254197
Awards: American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 2007.
Description: 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreward --
Part I: Basic Structure of the Model. Introduction --
Party Motivation and the Function of Government in Society --
The Basic Logic of Voting --
The Basic Logic of Government Decision-Making --
Part II: The General Effects of Uncertainty. The Meaning of Uncertainty --
How Uncertainty Affects Government Decision-Making --
The Development of Political Ideologies as Means of Getting Votes --
The Statics and Dynamics of Party Ideologies --
Problems of Rationality Under Coalition Governments --
Government Vote-Maximizing and Individual Marginal Equilibrium --
Part III: Specific Effects of Information Costs. The Process of Becoming Informed --
How Rational Citizens Reduce Information Costs --
The Returns from Information and Their Diminution --
The Causes and Effects of Rational Abstention --
Part IV: Derivative Implications and Hypotheses. A Comment on Economic Theories of Government Behaviour --
Testable Propositions Derived from the Theory --
Bibliography --
Index of Names --
Index of Subjects.
More information:

Abstract:

This book seeks to elucidate its subject--the governing of democratic states--by making intelligible the party politics of democracies.--From foreword.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(11)

User lists with this item (8)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254197> # An economic theory of democracy.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "254197" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/kinh_te_hoc> ; # Kinh tế học
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/vote> ; # Vote
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/partis_politiques> ; # Partis politiques
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169232> ; # Voting
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/administration_publique> ; # Administration publique
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081976> ; # Public administration
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/politics> ; # Politics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/li_thuyet_kinh_te> ; # Lí thuyết kinh tế
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069410> ; # Political parties
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/partidos_politicos> ; # Partidos políticos
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/che_do_dan_chu> ; # Chế độ dân chủ
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/351/> ;
    schema:awards "American Political Science Association Benjamin E. Lippincott Award, 2007." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/108349732> ; # Anthony Downs
    schema:datePublished "1957" ;
    schema:description "This book seeks to elucidate its subject--the governing of democratic states--by making intelligible the party politics of democracies.--From foreword."@en ;
    schema:description "Foreward -- Part I: Basic Structure of the Model. Introduction -- Party Motivation and the Function of Government in Society -- The Basic Logic of Voting -- The Basic Logic of Government Decision-Making -- Part II: The General Effects of Uncertainty. The Meaning of Uncertainty -- How Uncertainty Affects Government Decision-Making -- The Development of Political Ideologies as Means of Getting Votes -- The Statics and Dynamics of Party Ideologies -- Problems of Rationality Under Coalition Governments -- Government Vote-Maximizing and Individual Marginal Equilibrium -- Part III: Specific Effects of Information Costs. The Process of Becoming Informed -- How Rational Citizens Reduce Information Costs -- The Returns from Information and Their Diminution -- The Causes and Effects of Rational Abstention -- Part IV: Derivative Implications and Hypotheses. A Comment on Economic Theories of Government Behaviour -- Testable Propositions Derived from the Theory -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/403556> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/556673698> ;
    schema:name "An economic theory of democracy."@en ;
    schema:productID "254197" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/254197#PublicationEvent/new_york_harper_1957> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Agent/harper> ; # Harper
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060417505> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/254197> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/che_do_dan_chu> # Chế độ dân chủ
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Chế độ dân chủ" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/kinh_te_hoc> # Kinh tế học
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Kinh tế học" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Thing/li_thuyet_kinh_te> # Lí thuyết kinh tế
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Lí thuyết kinh tế" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/administration_publique> # Administration publique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Administration publique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/partidos_politicos> # Partidos políticos
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Partidos políticos"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/403556#Topic/partis_politiques> # Partis politiques
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Partis politiques"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1069410> # Political parties
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Political parties"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1081976> # Public administration
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Public administration"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1169232> # Voting
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Voting"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/108349732> # Anthony Downs
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Downs" ;
    schema:givenName "Anthony" ;
    schema:name "Anthony Downs" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780060417505>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0060417501" ;
    schema:isbn "9780060417505" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/556673698>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Economic theory of democracy." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/254197> ; # An economic theory of democracy.
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.