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The Resource Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai

Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai

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Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation
Title
Choosing an identity
Title remainder
a general model of preference and belief formation
Statement of responsibility
Sun-Ki Chai
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Social science research is fragmented by the widely differing and seemingly contradictory approaches used by the different disciplines of the social sciences to explain human action. Attempts at integrating different social science approaches to explain action have often been frustrated by the difficulty of incorporating cultural assumptions into rational choice theories without robbing them of their generality or making them too vague for predictions. Another problem has been the major disagreements among cultural theorists regarding the ways in which culture affects preferences and beliefs. Sun-Ki Chai provides a general model of preference and belief formation, addressing the largest unresolved issue in rational choice theories of action. With Choosing an Identity, Chai plays a bridging role between these approaches by augmenting and modifying the main ideas of the rational choice model to make it more compatible with empirical findings in other fields. The resulting model is used to analyze three major unresolved issues in the developing world: the sources of a government's economic ideology, the origins of ethnic group boundaries, and the relationship between modernization and violence."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chai, Sun-Ki
Dewey number
302.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HM495
LC item number
.C43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rational choice theory
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-320) 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
  • Preference and Belief Assumptions
  • A General Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • An Identity Coherence Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • Assumptions of the Model
  • Basic Implications of the Model
  • Preference and Belief Change
  • Rewards and Preference and Belief Change
  • Implications for Dynamic Choice
  • Implications for Collective Choice
  • Plan for the Following Chapters
  • The Success and Failure of Rational Choice
  • Proofs of Theorems
  • Ideology Formation and Policy Choice in Ex-Colonies
  • Theories of Policy Formation
  • The Conventional Model of the State
  • Variations on the Conventional Model of the State
  • An Identity Formation Theory of Oppositional Ideology Formation and Policy
  • A Statistical Analysis of Economic Intervention
  • The Origins of Ethnic Identity and Collective Action
  • Rationalist Theories of Ethnic Collective Action
  • A Coherence-Rational Choice Theory of Ethnic Group Formation
  • The Assumptions of the Rational Choice Approach
  • Structural Change, Cultural Change, and Civic Violence
  • Theories of Tradition and Modernity
  • An Coherence Rational Choice Theory of Structural Change, Altruism, and Collective Action
  • Modifying the Assumptions of the Model
  • Justifications for the Coherence Model
  • The Strengths of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Weaknesses of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Chapter Structure of This Book
  • Alternatives to Conventional Rational Choice: A Survey
  • Structural Assumptions and Models
  • Assumptions about Decision Making
Control code
44681864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780472107018
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00060741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-320) 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
  • Preference and Belief Assumptions
  • A General Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • An Identity Coherence Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • Assumptions of the Model
  • Basic Implications of the Model
  • Preference and Belief Change
  • Rewards and Preference and Belief Change
  • Implications for Dynamic Choice
  • Implications for Collective Choice
  • Plan for the Following Chapters
  • The Success and Failure of Rational Choice
  • Proofs of Theorems
  • Ideology Formation and Policy Choice in Ex-Colonies
  • Theories of Policy Formation
  • The Conventional Model of the State
  • Variations on the Conventional Model of the State
  • An Identity Formation Theory of Oppositional Ideology Formation and Policy
  • A Statistical Analysis of Economic Intervention
  • The Origins of Ethnic Identity and Collective Action
  • Rationalist Theories of Ethnic Collective Action
  • A Coherence-Rational Choice Theory of Ethnic Group Formation
  • The Assumptions of the Rational Choice Approach
  • Structural Change, Cultural Change, and Civic Violence
  • Theories of Tradition and Modernity
  • An Coherence Rational Choice Theory of Structural Change, Altruism, and Collective Action
  • Modifying the Assumptions of the Model
  • Justifications for the Coherence Model
  • The Strengths of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Weaknesses of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Chapter Structure of This Book
  • Alternatives to Conventional Rational Choice: A Survey
  • Structural Assumptions and Models
  • Assumptions about Decision Making
Control code
44681864
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780472107018
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00060741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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