Special Issue "Political Games: Strategy, Persuasion, and Learning"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: Strategic voting; electoral competition; Political economy
Interests: Applied Theory; Political Economy; Public Economics; Contract Theory; Industrial Organization
Political actors navigate a world of incomplete and noisy information. Voters make decisions about turnout and voting amidst campaign promises, credit claiming, and fake news. Policymakers experiment with reforms amidst uncertain predictions from experts and biased interest groups. Parties form coalitions and sign agreements amidst cheap talk and strategic communication. Beyond democracies, autocrats and dictators rule under uncertain threats to their regimes. In all of these environments, some political actors have incentives to learn and gather information, while others have incentives to influence and manipulate this information.
This Special Issue addresses the question of how information structures, information transmission, and communication technologies impact political environments and affect the incentives faced by political actors. We invite submissions, both theoretical and experimental, that contribute to our understanding of political communication strategy, electoral campaigning, information manipulation, communication in networks, voting, policymaking, lobbying, intra-party politics, coalition formation, bargaining, and, in general, strategic interactions between political actors in environments with incomplete information. Recent developments in information and communication technologies and the role of social media are of particular interest, but our focus is by no means limited to them.
We particularly welcome papers that promote novel and provocative ideas.
Dr. Gabriele Gratton
Dr. Galina Zudenkova
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Games is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There are no submission charges, but manuscripts accepted for publication in the special issue may attract an Article Processing Charge (APC). We will waive the APC for all manuscripts submitted before 31 December 2018. From 1 January 2019 onward, the APC for publication in this special issue will be 250 CHF (Swiss Francs). Up to 3 manuscripts recommended by the special issue editors will be free of charge. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Political economy
- Information transmission
- Media and politics
- Intra-party politics
- Games of incomplete information