Rational Choice and Politics: A Critical Introduction (Critical Political Studies S.)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780826477224: Rational Choice and Politics: A Critical Introduction (Critical Political Studies S.)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Rational Choice Theory claims to be able to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices, all of the time. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising to find that over the last three or four decades Rational Choice Theory has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to political studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted. - "Parson's book provides a lucid presentation and a cogent critique of Rational Choice Theory in economics and politics" Professor Steve Pressman, Department of Economics and Finance, Monmouth University, USA

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

Review:

"Parson's book provides a lucid presentation and a cogent critique of Rational Choice Theory in economics and politics."

"Parson's book provides a lucid presentation and a cogent critique of Rational Choice Theory in economics and politics." Professor Steve Pressman, Department of Economics and Finance, Monmouth University, USA --Sanford Lakoff

Synopsis:

Rational Choice Theory (RCT) claims to be able to explain not just how some individuals make choices, but how all individuals make choices. It also claims to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas, or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising that over the last three or four decades rational choice theory (RCT) has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to politics studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted.

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780826477217: Rational Choice and Politics (Critical Political Studies) (Critical Political Studies S.)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0826477216 ISBN 13: 9780826477217
Publisher: Continuum International Publishi..., 2005
Hardcover

9781846840821: Rational Choice and Politics

CONTIN..., 2007
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Stephen Parsons
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rational Choice Theory (RCT) claims to be able to explain not just how some individuals make choices, but how all individuals make choices. It also claims to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas, or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising that over the last three or four decades rational choice theory (RCT) has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to politics studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted. Seller Inventory # AAV9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Parsons, Stephen
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
49.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Stephen Parsons
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rational Choice Theory (RCT) claims to be able to explain not just how some individuals make choices, but how all individuals make choices. It also claims to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas, or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising that over the last three or four decades rational choice theory (RCT) has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to politics studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted. Seller Inventory # AAV9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
49.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Stephen Parsons
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
50.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

5.

Parsons, Stephen
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2005. 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-9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
46.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

6.

PARSONS, STEPHEN.
Published by Continuum (2019)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Continuum, 2019. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780826477224 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE094310

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Stephen Parsons
Published by Bloomsbury Academic (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
60.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

8.

Stephen Parsons
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
57.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.71
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Stephen Parsons
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rational Choice Theory (RCT) claims to be able to explain not just how some individuals make choices, but how all individuals make choices. It also claims to explain how all individuals make not just some of their choices, but all of their choices. According to the theory, there is no difference in principle between choosing whether to buy apples rather than bananas, or choosing whether to join a political revolution instead of staying at home and watching television. Given these claims to universal applicability, it is perhaps not surprising that over the last three or four decades rational choice theory (RCT) has become increasingly influential as a means of providing explanations in politics. The textbook introduces the premises of Rational Choice Theory and illustrates how this theory can be applied to politics studies. The book concludes with an assessment of the usefulness of the model in the light of the problems highlighted. Seller Inventory # BZE9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
64.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

10.

Stephen Parsons
Published by Continuum (2005)
ISBN 10: 0826477224 ISBN 13: 9780826477224
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
California Books
(MIAMI, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Continuum, 2005. Condition: New. This book is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # I-9780826477224

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
73.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book