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The Resource Choice-free rationality : a positive theory of political behavior, Robert Grafstein

Choice-free rationality : a positive theory of political behavior, Robert Grafstein

Label
Choice-free rationality : a positive theory of political behavior
Title
Choice-free rationality
Title remainder
a positive theory of political behavior
Statement of responsibility
Robert Grafstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rational choice theory has become the basis for much of the recent work done in political science. And yet explanations of much political phenomena eludes rational choice theorists. Robert Grafstein offers a modification to rational choice theory that extends its ability to explain social behavior. Grafstein argues that, instead of basing the analysis on the assumption that an actor will maximise her expected utility or her utility given the probability that the event will happen, we should define rationality as the maximisation of expected utility conditional on the probability that her act will bring the event about. This definition of utility, based on the work of Richard Jeffrey, restores the consequences of an individual's act to rational choice analysis. For example, in making a decision to vote, a conditional expected utility maximiser will compare the likelihood of victory for her preferred candidate given her own participation with the likelihood of a victory given her abstention."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grafstein, Robert
Dewey number
301/.01
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM495
LC item number
.G73 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rational choice theory
  • Rationele keuze
  • Politiek gedrag
  • Rational Choice
  • Politisches Verhalten
Label
Choice-free rationality : a positive theory of political behavior, Robert Grafstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Rational Choice Inside Out -- Chapter 2. Group Identity -- Chapter 3. Ideology -- Chapter 4. Selves and SelfInterest -- Chapter 5. Political Causes -- Chapter 6. Reduced Expectations -- Appendix A: Supplement to Chapter 2 -- Appendix: Supplement to Chapter 3
Control code
41612466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780472110544
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99036970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41612466
Label
Choice-free rationality : a positive theory of political behavior, Robert Grafstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Chapter 1. Rational Choice Inside Out -- Chapter 2. Group Identity -- Chapter 3. Ideology -- Chapter 4. Selves and SelfInterest -- Chapter 5. Political Causes -- Chapter 6. Reduced Expectations -- Appendix A: Supplement to Chapter 2 -- Appendix: Supplement to Chapter 3
Control code
41612466
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780472110544
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99036970
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41612466

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