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Macmillan Higher Education

Rational Choice (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 288
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Political Analysis

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Paperback - 9781137427410

14 August 2015

$49.99

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16 September 2017

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14 August 2015

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Assuming no prior knowledge, this widely-used and critically-acclaimed text provides a clear introduction to, and uniquely fair-minded assessment of, Rational Choice approaches. The substantially revised, updated and...

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Assuming no prior knowledge, this widely-used and critically-acclaimed text provides a clear introduction to, and uniquely fair-minded assessment of, Rational Choice approaches. The substantially revised, updated and extended new edition includes more substantial coverage of game theory, collective action, 'revisionist' public choice, and the use of rational choice in International Relations.

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A uniquely accessible and broadranging but thorough introduction
Provides a balanced assessment of Rational Choice approaches and their role and importance in modern political science
Covers key theorists in detail and extensive boxed inserts introduce key concepts and issues

1. Introduction
2. James M. Buchanan and Constitutional Political Economy
3. Anthony Downs and the Spatial Theory of Party Competition
4. William Riker and the Theory of Coalitions
5. Kenneth Arrow and Social Choice Theory
6. Mancur Olson and the Logic of Collective Action
7. Gordon Tullock, Rent Seeking, and Government Failure
8. Anthony Downs (again) and the Economics of Information and Voter Choice
9. Rational Choice Explanation.

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Andrew Hindmoor is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK.
 
Brad Taylor is Lecturer in Economics and Political Economy at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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Andrew Hindmoor is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK.
 
Brad Taylor is Lecturer in Economics and Political Economy at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

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