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Party Competition: An Agent-Based Model

Michael Laver and Ernest Sergenti


Party competition for votes in free and fair elections involves complex interactions by multiple actors in political landscapes that are continuously evolving, yet classical theoretical approaches to the subject leave many important questions unanswered. This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of party competition using the computational techniques of agent-based modeling. This exciting new technology enables researchers to model competition between several different political parties for the support of voters with widely varying preferences on many different issues. The book models ... More

Keywords: political party, competition, agent-based modeling, political systems, politicians, votes, party policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691139036
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691139036.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Laver, author
New York University

Ernest Sergenti, author
World Bank