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Playing Politics By Michael Laver

Playing Politics by Michael Laver

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A series of games where players can fight elections, overthrow governments and make deals, all in the interests of winning or holding on to power. The games are designed to mirror real-life political situations and are aimed at anyone interested in politics, politics students or simply those who like playing games.

Playing Politics Summary

Playing Politics: The Nightmare Continues by Michael Laver

This is a collection of games based on politics. From games such as "Agenda" and "Coalitions" to three-sided soccer, the reader is shown how to fight elections, overthrow governments, and make deals, all with the object of winning or holding on to power. The double-dealing is designed to mirror real-life political situations. In both the world of politics and the world of games, outcomes are decided by calculated interactions between the players as they balance team tactics against self-interest, weigh up the risks, or use their bargaining power. The games can be played by anyone, and during play the players can experience the complexity of real politics. To play the games the requirements are: money (real or otherwise), forfeits and rewards, packs of playing cards, badges, a timer (for example, an egg-timer), and a blackboard/white-board or large score-sheet. Optional items include: music, lighting, and costume.

About Michael Laver

About the Author:
Michael Laver is Professor and Head of the Department of Political Science at Trinity College, Dublin. His previous publications include Invitation to Politics, Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government, and Making and Breaking Governments: Government Formation in Parliamentary Democracies.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. The fundamental laws of nature. Primitive games: the rules. Playing primitive games. Real primitive games. Party games: the rules. Playing party games. Real party games. Agenda. Coalition soccer. Coalition poker. Killer (coalition darts). So what?

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Playing Politics: The Nightmare Continues by Michael Laver
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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