Monday, 9 March 2009

Lib Dems go in for gaming

Following Nick Clegg's speech at Harrogate which at least seems to have enthused his own activists (but was the pale blue tie a subliminal message?) unconfirmed reports suggest that they may use game theory should they hold the balance of power after the next election: Gaming

There are those who would argue (e.g., Colin Hay) that such rational choice approaches have undermined the democratic process by calling into question the role of political decision-making. Should that be the case, the adoption of game theory fits ill with the commitment of the Lib Dems to reinvigorate democracy.

Which game will they use? The chicken game? Or perhaps they would be better off cutting a pack of cards or rolling a dice?

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