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In words, we expect Y to happen if X is true, provided that W is also true, unless V is true. These specific contingencies can be tested, either using laboratory experiments or techniques of statistical elaboration such as ANOVA or regression analysis on random samples of voters or citizens. If the contingent claim is falsified, then we know something important is left out of the theory. In the example above, suppose we observe that W is true, V is not true, and yet X being true does not cause Y to happen.
After Mel and I had a series of phone conversations, we planned to revise the first edition along the lines that Jeffrey Banks had suggested in an insightful review in the Journal of Economic Literature. On Sunday, September 5, 2010, we talked on the phone. Mel was excited about the example we were planning to use to introduce the new book: the problem of group choice Meriwether Lewis and William Clark faced during their 1805 Corps of Discovery expedition. We hung up pledging to talk again later in the week.
One might say theories of politics are not very good if their predictions are so uncertain. It is, though, more accurate to focus on the peculiar difficulty of the problem: Political phenomena are wonderfully complex, and there are many connected moving parts. The analysis of politics using models “loosens” this complexity into more manageable (but still very interesting) components. A Distinction: Judgments vs. Preferences The problem faced by Lewis and Clark was a judgment. Judgment disputes are disagreements over means, when everyone agrees on ends.