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W. H. Riker

(1921—1993)

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coalition government

coalition government  

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A government formed by the cooperation of two or more parliamentary parties. Coalition governments are rare in two-party and plurality electoral systems, but common in systems that use proportional ...
Duverger's law

Duverger's law  

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In Political Parties (English edition 1954), the French political scientist Maurice Duverger proposed a law and a hypothesis about the relationship between the number of parties in a country and its ...
heresthetic

heresthetic  

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Term coined by W. H. Riker in 1986 to denote the art and science of political manipulation. Intrigued that the root of heresy is from the Greek word meaning ‘to find out’, Riker coined ...
historical institutionalism

historical institutionalism  

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A fashion (actually a number of convergent fashions) in political science for stressing that institutions matter because they shape behaviour, and that therefore it is important to study their ...
J. A. Schumpeter

J. A. Schumpeter  

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(1883–1950)A Moravian historical economist, whose interdisciplinary work addresses issues of interest to sociologists, and who taught throughout the Habsburg Empire, Germany, and the United States. ...
median voter

median voter  

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The voter (or pair of voters) in the exact middle of a ranking of voters along some issue dimension, e.g. from the most left‐wing to the most right‐wing. In the 1940s Duncan Black proved the median ...
Riker, William

Riker, William (1921–1993)   Reference library

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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2002
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Social sciences
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128 words

(1921–1993)

An American political scientist known for his contributions to rational-choice theory and coalition theory. In his best-known

salience

salience  

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In perception and cognition, what stands out most prominently. This may involve both bottom-up processes driven by sensory data, and top-down processes driven by individual factors. All things being ...

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