International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 287–314

Strong and coalition-proof political equilibria under plurality and runoff rule


  • Matthias Messner
    • IGIERBocconi University
    • Department of EconomicsUniversity of Illinois
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DOI: 10.1007/s00182-006-0048-z

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Messner, M. & Polborn, M.K. Int J Game Theory (2007) 35: 287. doi:10.1007/s00182-006-0048-z


We analyze the effects of voter coordination on the equilibrium of voting games. Specifically, we analyze the concepts of strong equilibrium and coalition-proof equilibrium for plurality rule and runoff rule elections. We characterize these equilibria in the three candidate case, and provide results for important special cases in the general multicandidate case.


Strategic votingRunoff rulePlurality ruleCoalition-proofnessCommunication

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