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Peter Carl Ordeshook (born May 21, 1942) is an American political scientist. He is the Mary Stillman Harkness Professor of Political Science at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
Peter C. Ordeshook
|Born||May 21, 1942|
|Alma mater||University of Rochester|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
|Institutions||California Institute of Technology|
|Doctoral advisor||Melvin J. Hinich|
He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied engineering, economics and politics. He has been a professor at Caltech since 1987. He has authored influential papers and books, such as "The Calculus of Voting" (co-authored with William H. Riker). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Lessons for Citizens of a New Democracy. Edward Elgar, 1997.
- A Political Theory Primer. Routledge Press, 1992.
- Constitutional Secessions Clauses (with Yan Chen), Constitutional Political Economy. 1994.
- The Forensics of Election Fraud: Russia and Ukraine (with Mikhail Myagkov), Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Endogenous Time Preferences in Social Networks (with Marianna Klochko), Edward Elgar, 2005.
- Designing Federalism (with M. Filippov and O. Shvetsova), Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- Game Theory and Political Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1986.
- The Balance of Power: Stability in International Systems (with Emerson Niou and Gregory Rose), Cambridge University Press, 1989.
- "Caltech profile page". Retrieved 3 March 2016.
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