This edition: Dictators, Bannerman, and Math!Tweet
Original tape date: November 19, 2018.
First aired: March 21, 2019.
What’s the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship? Could it all come down to math?
Using “Game of Thrones” as a model, Alastair Smith, the Bernhardt Denmark Chair, of International Relations at New York University and co-author, with Bruce Bueno-de-Mesquita, of“The Dictator’s Handbook” joins us to talk about the math of political science, arguing that the difference between dictators and democracies all comes down to the number of supporters who must be pleased.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita Author, The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
Alastair Smith Bernhardt Denmark Professor of International Relations; Department Chair, New York University
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