, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 287-314
Date: 16 Dec 2006

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

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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.