POLS 1030: What is Politics?
POLS 1030: What is Politics? POLS1030
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W3 What is Politics? Politics: subset of human behavior that involves the use of power or influence Power is involved when people cant accomplish their goals w/o: Trying to influence the behavior of others Trying to wrestle free of the influence of others Exit, Voice, and loyalty Game Reformulation of Albert Hirschman's 1970 classic Exit, Voice, and loyalty What do you do when there is a bad change in your environment? Three possible response o Exit Accept the change and change your behavior to get the best outcome of your possible environment o Voice Complaint to try to change the environment back to the original o Loyalty Accepting the environment with no change in behavior When is Behavior(behav) Political? Voice requires influence o In order to change one's environment, one needs to change the behavior of other people o Also considered when one chooses to voice their opinion Game Theory Game: situation where the individual may achieve their goal depending on the choice made by the actors Games have a set of players Strategy: plan of action that tells you the course of action the players will take To solve the game we have to identify the strategies that a rational player would employ Nash equilibrium: set of strategies such that no player has an incentive to switch to another strategy Backward induction process o Anticipates moves and shapes choices to result in a win o Starting from the end (TAX increase) Citizen: Stay loyal (result in nothing ) or Leave (benefit) Which ever has a better result Leaving is better. The citizen chooses to leave if the state does not change policy Does the state value the citizen or the money Values the money State choses to ignore citizen What if the state wants to keep the citizen? Citizen finds in best interest to leave State gives the TAX money back in order to keep the citizen The state will only back down for 2 reasons: citizen must have a credible exit threat or the state must be dependent on the citizens W3 The autonomous state never backs down Think about what this means for your life Ex: African Americans as democratic voters, East Germany