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Posted by: Michael Wood - 2018-May-30, 15:04:06 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (1)

Evolutionary Game Theory and Electoral Dynamics

 It is argued that there is a fundamentally different dynamic
between typical electoral competition as modeled by the Median Voter
Theorem and the recent  EU Referendum held in the UK. It is proposed 
that the replicator dynamic from
continuous evolutionary game theory can illuminate this. This informal
exposition of the ideas avoids mathematics.

The paper is an attempt to understand why the referendum was so divisive of public opinion and so long lasting.

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Posted by: MikkelKrogsholm - 2018-Jan-02, 16:09:44 - Forum: Submissions - Replies (4)

By using data collected from candidates from the danish municipal election in 2017 and creating two indexes; one for the traditional “left-right” scale and one for a new “green” scale, we see that the two follow eachother very closely and are almost interchangeable. The “reddest” parties are indeed also the “greenest”.
In a danish context therefore we can conclude that green is the new red.

Key words: left-right scale, socialism, liberalism, green movement

This article looks into the relationship between the “red” and the “green” political ideologies. By creating indexes that measure the two I look at how closely they are related in a danish context.
Is the green ideology a separate independent movement or does it actually belong as a subset to the older “left-right” ideologies that traditionally have been mostly concerned with questions of redistribution of wealth?

By creating an index to measure the postition of danish parties on the traditional “left-right” scale and a new index to measure the parties position on a “green” scale we see that these follow eachother very closely. In a danish context there does not seem to be a difference between red and green parties. They are in fact the same. Green is the new red.

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