Saturday, November 26, 2005

Another gem - game theory and democracy

This clipped article, People Power is a book review on a book which studies the formation of democracies. It perhaps elucidates my various thoughts on game theory and democracy, that I've gone on about from time to time (separately).

1 comment:

Dr. Clam said...

There are obviously other ways to institutionalise concession-making through power sharing, with a relgious organisation, aristocracy (e.g., the Magna Carta), or army (e.g., modern Turkey) taking the place of the electorate.

One cheerful thing about the review is that it suggests a causal link between the development of a middle-class and democracy, and development of a middle-class goes hand in hand with urbanisation, the number one third-world demographic trend!