Rational Choice Theory

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Peter Abell
E. Elgar, 1991 - Social Science - 408 pages
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Modern sociological theory has to a considerable degree been fashioned in reaction to assumptions about human rationality. This important volume argues in favour of re-establishing rather relaxed assumptions of rationality as a basis for building theory. Although such theories often fail, they prove to be more successful in building predictive and deductive models of human affairs than any competing theoretical framework.

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J C Harsanyi 1962 Measurement of Social Power
37
a Critique
75
R Hardin 1971 Collective Action as an Agreeable
95
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