An operator view on alliances in politics

Fabio Bagarello, Fabio Bagarello

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Abstract

We introduce the concept of an operator decision making technique and apply it to a concrete political problem: should a given political party form a coalition or not? We focus on the situation of three political parties and divide the electorate into four groups: partisan supporters of each party and a group of undecided voters. We consider party-party interactions of two forms: shared or differing alliance attitudes. Our main results consist of time-dependent decision functions for each of the three parties and their asymptotic values, i.e., their final decisions on whether to form a coalition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-584
Number of pages21
JournalSIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics
Volume75
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Decision making
Coalitions
Operator
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Interaction
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An operator view on alliances in politics. / Bagarello, Fabio; Bagarello, Fabio.

In: SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol. 75, 2015, p. 564-584.

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