Stability in Spatial Voting Games with Restricted Preference Maximizing


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BRÄUNINGER, Thomas, 2007. Stability in Spatial Voting Games with Restricted Preference Maximizing. In: Journal of Theoretical Politics. 19(2), pp. 173-191. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0951629807074275

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