WorldCat Identities

Riker, William H.

Overview
Works: 64 works in 308 publications in 6 languages and 6,851 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JK274, 320.018
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by William H Riker
The theory of political coalitions by William H Riker( Book )

53 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy in the United States by William H Riker( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggestions for further reading" : p. 383-390
Federalism: origin, operation, significance by William H Riker( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggestions for further reading": p.157-162
The art of political manipulation by William H Riker( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riker uses game theory to illustrate political strategy in twelve stories from history and current events, including Lincoln's outmaneuvering of Douglas in their debates and the parliamentary trick which defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1980 Virginia Senate vote
Liberalism against populism : a confrontation between the theory of democracy and the theory of social choice by William H Riker( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of local politics : a manual by William H Riker( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategy of rhetoric : campaigning for the American Constitution by William H Riker( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, the last work of an eminent political scientist, is an innovative study of persuasion in a landmark political event: the 1787-88 campaign to ratify the United States Constitution. William Riker uses both historical and rational choice analysis to examine the rhetoric and strategic manipulations used in this campaign, and he points out patterns and principles that should be applicable to political campaigns in general. Riker examines the campaign's rhetoric and derives strategic principles that seem to guide campaigners. These principles explain, among other things, the frequent reliance on negative themes in campaigns. He also investigates what he calls "heresthetic"--How campaigners structured situations so that their preferred outcome was more likely to occur. He discusses several heresthetical maneuvers that made the Federalists' narrow victory possible, such as their proposal of a constitution that was broader than most citizens would have preferred, and their design of the ratification process as a take-it-or-leave-it proposition, so that they could prevent any ratifying state from altering it. Riker concludes by examining the relationship between rhetoric and heresthetic. He shows that both were necessary for the Federalist victory: rhetoric, to build support for Federalist positions, and heresthetic, to structure the choice process so that this level of support would be sufficient. His analysis yields a new understanding of the ratification campaign, and the tools and approaches he develops lead toward the further development of the science of political campaigns, of political rhetoric generally, and of the art and science of heresthetic
An introduction to positive political theory by William H Riker( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of American federalism by William H Riker( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chapters of this book have diverse origins. They were written over the period 1954-1984. Several (i.e., three, four, seven, and ten) were originally published in scholarly journals. Several (i.e., one, eight, nine, and eleven) are excerpts from my previous books: Soldiers of the States and Federalism: Origin, Operation and Significance. And several (i.e., two, five, and six) were written for conferences and are now published here for the first time. Despite the fact that this history suggests they are quite unrelated, these chapters do indeed center on one theme: the continuity of American federalism. In order to emphasize that theme, I have written an introduction and an initial commentary for each chapter. These commen taries, taken together, with the introduction, constitute the exposition of the theme. Some of these chapters (four, six, and ten) were written with my students, Ronald Schaps, John Lemco, and William Bast. They did much of the research and analysis so the credit for these chapters belongs to them as much as to me. Chapter five is based quite closely on William Paul Alexander's dissertation for the Ph. D. degree at the University of Rochester, 1973
Agenda formation by William H Riker( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experienced politicians and legislators have always known that by shaping the agenda they can influence decisions. In the past, experienced politicians' knowledge has been mostly anecdotal. The development of social choice theory provides a basis for a fuller and more systematic understanding of the effects of agendas on outcomes. In this book, the appreciation of the role and workings of agendas that has been developed using social choice theory is presented in a nontechnical way. This collection of essays explores several features of agenda formation by developing ideas such as that most issues are one-dimensional, agenda items and issues are certain to change because losers have an interest in changing them, domestic concerns at least partially determine agendas and issues in international politics, and new issues and arguments can abruptly change the expectations about winning. The distinguished contributors argue that the knowledge needed to compete includes knowing what the possible agenda items or issues are, where they come from, and how to manipulate them advantageously
Soldiers of the States; the role of the National Guard in American democracy by William H Riker( Book )

8 editions published between 1957 and 1979 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firing of Pat Jackson by William H Riker( Book )

5 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The NLRB field examiner by William H Riker( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Veterans' gas ration by William H Riker( Book )

7 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberalismo contro populismo : confronto tra teoria della democrazia e teoria della scelta sociale by William H Riker( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in Italian and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weighted voting : a mathematical analysis for instrumental judgments by William H Riker( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paradox is suggested: that those whom its advocates say are its beneficiaries are probably those who are hurt by weighted voting, while those whom its opponents say are its victims probably gain from it. Typically the reason (whether publicly stated or not) for advocating weighted voting has been that the advocate wishes to save the seats of representatives from small districts which are likely to be consolidated under reapportionment into districts of equal size. It has almost invariably been the citizens of large districts who have brought suits against the adoption of weighted voting in legislatures, presumably because they feared that their influence would be less under a system of weighted voting than under a system of districts of equal size. If the analysis given is correct, both advocates and opponents have been wrong and each have taken positions contrary to their own best interests. The explanation of the paradox is that both parties to the dispute have apparently assumed that the citizens and legislators from the smaller districts would have more power than citizens and legislators from larger districts simply because the former have more legislators than the latter
Democracia en los Estados Unidos by William H Riker( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CIO in politics, 1936-1946 by William H Riker( )

4 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political theory and the art of heresthetics by William H Riker( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le bipartisme et la loi de Duverger : un essai sur l'histoire de la science politique by William H Riker( )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.33 for Federalism ... to 0.97 for Liberalism ...)

The art of political manipulation
Alternative Names
Harrison Riker, William

Riker, W. H.

Riker, William H.

Riker, William Harrison.

Riker, William Harrison 1920-1993

William H. Riker Amerikaans politicoloog (1920-1993)

William Harrison Riker

William Harrison Riker US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

ウィリアム・ライカー

ライカー, ウィリアム・H

Languages
English (239)

German (10)

French (4)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Covers
The art of political manipulationLiberalism against populism : a confrontation between the theory of democracy and the theory of social choiceThe strategy of rhetoric : campaigning for the American ConstitutionThe development of American federalism