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A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Debraj Ray

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The formation of coalitions to achieve both collaborative and competitive goals is a phenomenon we see all around us. The list of examples of this phenomenon is long and varied: production cartels, ... More


Introduction

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This introductory chapter describes the problem studied in the remainder of the book: what happens when a group of agents get together to write one or more agreements. If a subgroup forms a ... More


Directions

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes several directions of research that are not adequately emphasized in this book. Among the topics discussed are equity within coalitions, coalition formation with deliberate ... More


Irreversible Agreements: The General Case

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter takes up the more general problem of coalition formation when the symmetry assumption is dropped. The analysis is necessarily complex and several new considerations arise. The chapter ... More


On Studying Governments

Rudy B. Andeweg

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter gives an overview of approaches to the study of governments, building explicitly on the work of A. King (1975) and C. Campbell (1993), who, respectively, offered three research themes ... More


Ingredients for a Theory of Agreements

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter describes the essential ingredients of a theory of coalition formation. Three aspects receive emphasis. First, it is important to settle on a particular methodology. One might picture ... More


Applications

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter studies two applications of the theory developed so far. First, coalition formation in a Cournot oligopoly is examined. The second application studies coalition formation in a pollution ... More


A Framework for Reversible Agreements

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter develops a theory of coalition formation under the assumption that existing agreements can be costlessly renegotiated and reversed, with the consent of all participating agents. It sets ... More


Irreversible Agreements

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter introduces a model of coalition formation with two important features. First, all negotiations are expressed formally as part of a non-cooperative bargaining game. Second, we suppose ... More


Irreversible Agreements: Symmetric Games

Debraj Ray

in A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207954
eISBN:
9780191709104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207954.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter studies a special case of the framework introduced in Chapter 4, one that relies on ‘symmetry’. It focuses on symmetric partition functions: such functions have the property that the ... More


Proportional Representation

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter studies the claim—common among political theorists who consider the matter—that political equality requires proportional legislative representation. This issue involves fundamental ... More


Introduction

Jean‐Jacques Laffont

in Incentives and Political Economy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248681
eISBN:
9780191596575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248680.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The author traces the origins of incentives in the design of political institutions to the works of Adam Smith, the American Federalists, and R. Frisch. The Chicago View of interest group politics is ... More


The Embedded Costs of Power Sharing: Coalition Formation in Multiparty Presidentialism

Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman, and Timothy J. Power

in Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Minority Presidents in Multiparty Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198817208
eISBN:
9780191858734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817208.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter covers the factors that shape the formation of coalitions in presidential systems. It distinguishes these factors from those that determine coalition formation in parliamentary systems. ... More


Transfer Schemes and Institutional Changes for Sustainable Global Climate Treaties

Johan Eyckmans and Michael Finus

in The Design of Climate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter proposes two types of measures to enhance the success of international environmental agreements. The first measure is a series of transfer schemes and their effects on coalition ... More


Germany: From Stable Coalition Camps to New Complexity

Marc Debus, Holger Döring, and Alejandro Ecker

in Coalition Governance in Western Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868484
eISBN:
9780191905018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868484.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter aims at presenting the characteristics of cabinets in Germany, in particular for the cabinets formed since the beginning of the twenty-first century. The chapter covers two decades of ... More


Ireland: Coalition Politics in a Fragmenting Party System

Paul Mitchell

in Coalition Governance in Western Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868484
eISBN:
9780191905018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868484.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Ireland is a parliamentary democracy created as a result of a revolutionary secession from the United Kingdom. While Ireland has many institutional and administrative features that are quite similar ... More


Divergent Paths: The Coalitional Origin of Authoritarian Welfare States

Ferdinand Eibl

in Social Dictatorships: The Political Economy of the Welfare State in the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198834274
eISBN:
9780191872419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834274.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter is macro-comparative in nature and examines to what extent the theoretical framework is in line with the historical patterns of authoritarian regime formation. Drawing on historical case ... More


Heterogeneity of Countries in Negotiations of International Environmental Agreements: A Joint Discussion of the Buchner-Carraro, Eyckmans-Finus, and Chander-Tulkens Chapters

Sylvie Thoron

in The Design of Climate Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262073028
eISBN:
9780262274500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262073028.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Different countries have different preferences for the type of measures that should be applied to prevent climate change. This chapter analyzes the heterogeneity of countries in negotiations of ... More


Iceland: Political Change and Coalition Politics

Indridi H. Indridason and Gunnar Helgi Kristinsson

in Coalition Governance in Western Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868484
eISBN:
9780191905018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868484.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter surveys coalition formation and coalition governance in Iceland since the 1990s. Coalition politics have been altered in a significant manner during this time period with many of the ... More


Sweden: The Rise and Fall of Bloc Politics

Hellström Johan and Jonas Lindahl

in Coalition Governance in Western Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198868484
eISBN:
9780191905018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868484.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter examines coalition formation and coalition governance in Sweden. Swedish coalition politics have historically been characterized by a near-unidimensional political conflict along the ... More


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