Riker, William H.
|Birthname||William Harrison Riker|
|born on||22 September 1920 at 21:55 (= 9:55 PM )|
|Place||Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°49' 02°12 Asc. 19°56'|
American political scientist noted for applying game theory and mathematics to political science. Riker founded the now-mainstream field of positive political theory, which introduced game theory and the axiomatic method of social choice theory to political science.
Riker is known for work on the theory and history of federalism and on what he called "heresthetics"—the art of changing political outcomes without changing peoples' underlying preferences by manipulating the decision-making process, for example by changing the order in which decisions are made.
He died on 26 June 1993 at age 72 in Rochester, New York.
- Relationship : Marriage 1943 (Mary Elizabeth Lewis)
- Work : Great Achievement 1948 (PhD)
Starkman quotes B.C. in hand.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Political Science
- Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession