Fully revised and reorganized by Anna Getmansky and Alejandro Quiroz Flores to fit the exciting new edition of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics, this accompanying workbook continues to feature class-tested, user-friendly exercises that walk students through the building blocks of the strategic method, ensuring that even novice students have the opportunity to develop and hone their problem-solving skills and can successfully apply what they have learned in the text. The fifth edition of Applying the Strategic Perspective: Problems and Models, Workbook introduces students to a wide range of problems so that they master basic principles as well as test their capabilities with more challenging material. Easy for students to use, and with perforated pages for turning in assignments, the workbook also comes with a solutions manual for instructors.

The Strategic Perspective

The strategic perspective

Exercise 2-1. Tyrantia and Democratia

  • Fill in table 2.1 with the key characteristics of Tyrantia and Democratia.

    TABLE 2.1 Key Characteristics of Tyrantia and Democratia

Exercise 2-2. Winning Coalitions and Private Goods

For parts a, b, and c, write an expression or equation that says the same thing as the verbal statement. You will want to use some of the following symbols: +, –, *, /, <, ≤, >, and ≥. Please use the variable names indicated in parentheses.

  • The size of the winning coalition (W) can never exceed the size of the selectorate (S), but the two may be equal.

  • A government's revenues (R) are composed of foreign aid (f), natural resource wealth (n), and taxes levied at some rate ...
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