I'm looking for resources and explanations about a game that would explain what two candidates should expect from an election process?

Example : Should they reveal their program first or second?

Should they withold a part of their program (hidden information) a reveal it later in the election process ?

Is there a way to describe a game with those two candidates where the strategies are measured in terms of electorate capture?

I was wondering if there was a game theoretical framework that applies to social choices and particularly an election process. Note that this game takes place between the two candidates and their respective strategies, not between a candidate and his or her electorate.

Thanks for your answers.

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    $\begingroup$ Dennis Mueller's Public Choice III contains a nice review of the various models of electorate competition. $\endgroup$ – Herr K. Mar 21 '18 at 18:39
  • $\begingroup$ If you're primarily interested in game theoretic models of political competition (as suggested in the body of your question), please consider changing the title as well as the tagging to reflect that. $\endgroup$ – Herr K. Mar 21 '18 at 18:41
  • $\begingroup$ I'm looking for a game theoretic approach between the candidates themselves, it's not really reflected in public choices in my opinion. $\endgroup$ – NaturalFrequency Mar 21 '18 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ At least read the table of contents of the book before casting your judgement. $\endgroup$ – Herr K. Mar 21 '18 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ I'm not talking about the book, I'll read the table of content shortly. I meant to say that my question focused on the interactions between the two candidates so it wasnt really aimed at public economics in the first place. I'll get back to you once I've read some bits of the book ! $\endgroup$ – NaturalFrequency Mar 21 '18 at 19:25

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