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image: Class Notes headlineSamuel Merrill III and Bernard Grofman, SB'66, AM'68, PhD'72, A Unified Theory of Voting: Directional and Proximity Spatial Modes (Cambridge University Press). The authors develop a model of voting that incorporates voter motivations and assesses empirical predictions for voter choice and strategy in the U.S., Norway, and France. Questions addressed include: How do voters use their own issue positions and those of the candidates to decide how to vote? How do candidates choose policy positions in response to the behavior of their voters?

David Novak, AB'61, Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory (Princeton University Press). Novak presents a theory of rights founded on the covenant between God and the Jewish people, arguing that all rights flow from God's promises. For Novak, covenantal rights conceptualize the normative Jewish tradition and enable insights from that tradition to become part of current discussions in law, philosophy, and politics.

Alexander J. Reichl, AB'82, Reconstructing Times Square: Politics and Culture in Urban Development (University Press of Kansas). Documenting the recent transformation of Times Square into a national symbol of urban renaissance, Reichl argues that the current emphasis on cultural images in public discourse helped mobilize political support for the construction of publicly subsidized office towers in Times Square and across the country.

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