Theories of Strategic Nonmarket Participation: Majority Rule and Executive Institutions

Theories of Strategic Nonmarket Participation: Majority Rule and Executive Institutions

1999Working Paper No. 1564

This paper presents theories of strategic nonmarket participation in majority rule and executive institutions and a set of principles of nonmarket strategy developed from those theories. The theories are based on models of vote recruitment in client and interest group politics and on models of common agency. The basic strategies developed are majority building, a vote recruitment, agenda-setting, rent chain mobilization, majority protection, and competitive agenda-setting and vote recruitment.