Why we vote

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Why do we vote? Political scientists William H. Riker and Peter C. Ordershook answered this question with the following statement in their seminal paper “The Calculus of Voting” (1968):

R = P*B - C +D

At the first glance, the above does not seem to make much sense. How can we put a democratic act such…



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Marc Sabatier Hvidkjær

Danish/French/American Political Science student with great passion for politics, economics, philosophy and history.