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Logic in American Politics? I. Rational actors as a starting point IIa. Collective action problems IIb. Costs of collective action III. Designing insititutions for collective action - Command – Veto – Agenda Control - Voting Rules – Delegation (Principal/Agent) IV. Practical application Postivie and negative agenda control (making congress consider cerain things, makes them not consider other things) Getting people to work on your behalf Gathering and understanding what our agents are doing for us is important How do these aspects of control, demand, etc. manifest themselves – public/private groups true democracy is difficult – the idea of us coming up with collective decisions becomes impractical with size – must create mechanisms are agents working for constituency or the common good Politicians voters choose amongst those who they want – most likely someone who can do a good job as a politician – connecting with voters, etc. good “people” people, make you believe they can empathize
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PSCI 1101 taught by Professor Juenke,eri during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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