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    Applying Fuzzy Mathematics to Formal Models in Comparative Politics (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing) (Hardback) By (author) Terry D. Clark, By (author) Jennifer M. Larson, By (author) John N. Mordeson, By (author) Joshua D. Potter, By (author) Mark J. Wierman

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    DescriptionThis book explores the intersection of fuzzy mathematics and the spatial modeling of preferences in political science. Beginning with a critique of conventional modeling approaches predicated on Cantor set theoretical assumptions, the authors outline the potential benefits of a fuzzy approach to the study of ambiguous or uncertain preference profiles. This is a good text for a graduate seminar in formal modeling. It is also suitable as an introductory text in fuzzy mathematics.


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    Title
    Applying Fuzzy Mathematics to Formal Models in Comparative Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Terry D. Clark, By (author) Jennifer M. Larson, By (author) John N. Mordeson, By (author) Joshua D. Potter, By (author) Mark J. Wierman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 236
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 514 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783540774600
    ISBN 10: 3540774602
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: MAT
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPB
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: PBW, UYQ
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    BISAC V2.8: POL018000
    LC classification: JA
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Abridged Dewey: 511
    BISAC V2.8: MAT003000, POL000000, COM004000
    DC22: 511.313
    Libri: POLI2059, POLI3500, POLI6000, FUZZ5000, P0039715
    DC22: 320.301
    LC classification: TJ210.2-211.495, Q334-342, JA1-92, QA1-939, T57-57.97, TA329-348, TA640-643
    Thema V1.0: GBC, JPB, UYQ, PBW
    Edition statement
    2008 ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    30 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Back cover copy
    This book explores the intersection of fuzzy mathematics and the spatial modeling of preferences in political science. Beginning with a critique of conventional modeling approaches predicated on Cantor set theoretical assumptions, the authors outline the potential benefits of a fuzzy approach to the study of ambiguous or uncertain preference profiles. While crisp models assume that ambiguity is a form of confusion emerging from imperfect information about policy options, the authors argue instead that some level of ambiguity is innate in human preferences and social interaction. What fuzzy mathematics offers the researcher, then, is a precise tool with which he can model the inherently imprecise dimensions of nuanced empirical reality. Moving beyond the limited treatment fuzzy methodologies have received in extant political science literature, this book develops single- and multidimensional models of fuzzy preference landscapes and characterizes the surprisingly high levels of stability that emerge from interactions between players operating within these models. The material presented makes it a good text for a graduate seminar in formal modeling. It is also suitable as an introductory text in fuzzy mathematics for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
    Table of contents
    Applying Fuzzy Set Theory to Comparative Politics.- Fuzzy Set Theory.- Fuzzy Geometry.- Fuzzy One-Dimensional Models.- Fuzzy Spatial Models.- Estimating Fuzzy Policy Preferences.- Cycling in Fuzzy Spatial Models.