Searching for Optimal Positions through Directional Data in a Political Competition Model

López González, M. Dolores and Rodrigo Hitos, Javier and Lantarón Sánchez, Sagrario (2018). Searching for Optimal Positions through Directional Data in a Political Competition Model. "International Journal of Operational Research", v. 33 (n. 1); pp. 127-138. ISSN 1745-7653. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJOR.2018.094234.

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Title: Searching for Optimal Positions through Directional Data in a Political Competition Model
Author/s:
  • López González, M. Dolores
  • Rodrigo Hitos, Javier
  • Lantarón Sánchez, Sagrario
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Operational Research
Date: 8 August 2018
ISSN: 1745-7653
Volume: 33
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Political Competition, Game Theory, Nash Equilibrium, Applications of OR Techniques, Geometric Programming, Exact Algorithms, Optimisation, OR Models
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Matemática e Informática Aplicadas a la Ingenierías Civil y Naval
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper considers an application of directional data to political science. A model is presented in which the political preferences of the type of voters of a population are represented as points of the circumference unit with the political parties searching for optimal positions on this in order to gain the most support of that finite set of voter types. Strategies have been developed to search for optimal positions in the case of one party and Nash equilibrium positions are found in the game with two parties. The results reveal how the different parties redirect their stances to adapt to changing situations generated by economic or social circumstances affecting citizen preferences.

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Item ID: 54961
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54961/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54961
DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2018.094234
Official URL: https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=94234
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 May 2019 08:01
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 22:30
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