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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $21.93
  • April 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92486-2
  • 144 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

Playing Politics


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J. Tobin Grant (Author, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)


Playing Politics, a rational-choice workbook of sixteen games, is designed to help students understand the logic behind political decision-making, from creating a constitution to formulating foreign policy.

Played in class in 30 to 45 minutes and easily adaptable to any class size, whether 30 or 300 students, these games illustrate such concepts as the importance of rules, the difficulty of collective action, and the rationality of political decisions.