Identity, Interest and Action: A Cultural Explanation of Sweden's Intervention in the Thirty Years War (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780521026031: Identity, Interest and Action: A Cultural Explanation of Sweden's Intervention in the Thirty Years War (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This book offers an original combination of cultural and narrative theory with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental. Deploying his alternative, non-rational theory of action in his account of the Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years War, he shows it to have been an attempt on behalf of the Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country. Further to this, he demonstrates the importance of questions of identity to the study of war and of narrative theories of action to the social sciences in general.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Erik Ringmar has done a neat job of comparing rational-choice models of decision making with cultural ones in Identity, Interest and Action....this is a powerful little study, smoothly written and tightly argued that sheds light on many different areas of sociology." James M. Jasper, Contemporary Sociology

Book Description:

A powerful critique of rational choice theory which offers a solution to an important historiographical puzzle. Erik Ringmar's original, non-rational theory of action demonstrates the fundamental role of identity in explaining a country's involvement in war.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780521563147: Identity, Interest and Action: A Cultural Explanation of Sweden's Intervention in the Thirty Years War (Cambridge Cultural Social Studies)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0521563143 ISBN 13:  9780521563147
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1996
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Erik Ringmar
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book offers an original combination of cultural and narrative theory with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental. Deploying his alternative, non-rational theory of action in his account of the Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years War, he shows it to have been an attempt on behalf of the Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country. Further to this, he demonstrates the importance of questions of identity to the study of war and of narrative theories of action to the social sciences in general. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Erik Ringmar
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book offers an original combination of cultural and narrative theory with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental. Deploying his alternative, non-rational theory of action in his account of the Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years War, he shows it to have been an attempt on behalf of the Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country. Further to this, he demonstrates the importance of questions of identity to the study of war and of narrative theories of action to the social sciences in general. Seller Inventory # AAV9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Ringmar, Erik
Published by Cambridge University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Ringmar, Erik
Published by Cambridge University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
30.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Ringmar, Erik
Published by Cambridge Univ Pr (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge Univ Pr, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 236 pages. 8.75x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0521026032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
32.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Erik Ringmar
Published by Cambridge University Press (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0521026032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
44.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Erik Ringmar
Published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This book offers an original combination of cultural and narrative theory with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental. Deploying his alternative, non-rational theory of action in his account of the Swedish intervention in the Thirty Years War, he shows it to have been an attempt on behalf of the Swedish leaders to gain recognition for themselves and their country. Further to this, he demonstrates the importance of questions of identity to the study of war and of narrative theories of action to the social sciences in general. Seller Inventory # LIE9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
45.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Ringmar, Erik
Published by Cambridge University Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
California Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cambridge University Press, 2006. Condition: New. This book is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # I-9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
50.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Erik Ringmar
Published by Cambridge University Press 2008-08-21 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New Quantity Available: 20
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cambridge University Press 2008-08-21, 2008. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-ING-00924825

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
43.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Ringmar, Erik
Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 0521026032 ISBN 13: 9780521026031
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Cambridge University Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0521026032 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780521026031

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
53.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.33
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds