Preferences, institutions, and rational choice

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Clarendon Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 289 pages
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Rational choice theory has gained considerable influence in politics and sociology over the past thirty years; the use of rational choice methods has proliferated in all areas of social inquiry. From the early days of formal proofs and unrealistic assumptions, rational choice is increasingly being used to model authentic situations and institutions. The collection of essays from leading British writers in the rational choice paradigm concentrates upon the two key aspects of rational choice: the role of preferences and institutions.

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Contents

The Paradox of Voting and the Theory of Social
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Interpreting Formal Coalition Theory
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The Rational Basis for Belief in the Democratic Myth
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