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Rational Choice and Politics

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Rational Choice and Politics by Stephen Parsons
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Rational Choice Theory (RCT) claims to be able to explain not just how some individuals make choices, but how all individuals make choices. It also claims to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas, or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising that over the last three or four decades rational choice theory (RCT) has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to politics studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted.

Author Biography

Dr Stephen Parsons teaches political theory in the Department of Historical and International Studies at the University of De Montfort.
Release date NZ
February 10th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
240
Dimensions
138x216x16
ISBN-13
9780826477224
Product ID
1675322

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