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When a person acts in agreement with both preferences and beliefs, the end result is “instrumental rationality. Nov 21, Steven Peterson rated it really liked it.

Analyzing Politics

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Alexander Gonzalez rated pollitics liked it Aug 10, Great introductory textbook on rational choice theory. This might be followed up with Analyzing Congress quite profitably.

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Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Instititutions

Published December 17th by W. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rami Musa rated it really liked it Feb 25, The key underlying assumption is that people can carry out analyses consistent with the principle of expected utility, engaging in a sort of rational means-ends analysis.

While this is a xnalyzing theoretical orientation now, it is subject to considerable criticism as well.

As the authors put it, page 18″More often than not, individuals may not have an exact sense of how an instrument or behavior they might adopt relates to the outcomes they value. Keith rated it really liked it Jul 26, Preview — Analyzing Politics by Kenneth A. Shepxle Eaton sansores rated it it was amazing Jun 23, A rare combination for assigned reading.

The book is good but it’s boring obviously VidalBuffay rated it liked it Apr 03, Matthew Campbell rated it it was amazing Jan 22, Agni rated it it was amazing Nov 26, This is a good introduction to game theory in political science, quite gentle.

Paperbackpages. A rational choice entails choosing the ‘best’ lottery.

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ploitics The essence of rational choice theory is presented quite straightforwardly in this book by Shepsle and Bonchek. Other books in the series. Brenden Weber rated it liked it Apr 15, Sabrina rated it liked it May 24, For anyone interested in public policy, read it.

The rule of rational choice is known as the Principle of Expected Utility. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The New Institutionalism in American Politics.