Author's School

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Author's Department/Program

Political Science

Language

English (en)

Date of Award

9-4-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Chair and Committee

Randall Calvert

Abstract

This thesis consists of three chapters. The first two chapters offer game theoretical models for different linkages between political parties and the citizens: programmatic linkage and clientelistic linkage. Empirical implications of these models are discussed using real world data on Turkey and USA through statistical analysis and simulation. The last chapter steps back from the specific strategies of political agents to examine in a more general context the concepts of institutional maintenance and institutional change.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7SX6BBK

Comments

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7936/K7SX6BBK

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