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Choice, rationality, and social theory

by Barry Hindess

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Published by Unwin Hyman in London, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social choice.,
  • Choice (Psychology)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBarry Hindess.
    SeriesControversies in sociology ;, 22
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB846.8 .H56 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination132 p. ;
    Number of Pages132
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2034656M
    ISBN 100043013066
    LC Control Number88010698

    Social choice theory, in its traditional form, would seem to belong to the latter part of the dichotomy, with the states of affairs judged first (the subject matter of "social preference" or "social welfare judgements"), followed by identification of procedures that generate the "best" or "maximal" or "satisficing" states. Rational choice theory, also known as choice theory or rational action theory, is a framework for understanding and often formally modeling social and economic behavior. The basic premise of rational choice theory is that aggregate social behavior results from the behavior of individual actors, each of whom is making their individual decisions.

    Useful to students and scholars across the social sciences, this handbook will reinvigorate discussions about the utility and versatility of the rational choice approach, its key assumptions, and tools. ISBN: Best Book Award , American Sociological Association (Rationality and Society Section).   In the first half of the paper, we demonstrate how affective and social neuroscience can enhance theorizing in anthropology, economics, political science, and sociology. We do so by focusing on four types of social theory: rational choice analysis, behavioral economics and public policy, post-structuralism, and plural rationality theory.

    Rational choice theory adopts a quite different approach to the study of social action, human agency, and social systems and structures. There are many variants of rational choice theory which tend to differ from other perspectives in the following ways. The rational choice theory begins, firstly, from the viewpoint of the individual, as opposed to. An ambitious new work by a well-respected economic sociologist, Rational Choice Theory and Organizational Theory: A Critique, offers a new perspective on .


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Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors.

Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors.

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Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual by: 1. The rational choice approach to social behaviour; rationality, egoism and social atomism; models of the actor; rationality, action and deliberation; individualism and social structure.

Series Title: Controversies in sociology, Responsibility: Barry Hindess. The essays in this volume, first published inexamine the philosophical foundations of social choice theory.

This field, a modern and sophisticated outgrowth of welfare economics, is best known for a series of impossibility theorems, of which the first and most crucial was proved by Kenneth Arrow in Cited by: Choice, rationality and social theory.

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“Rational Choice Theory” is an umbrella term for a variety of models explaining social phenomena as outcomes of individual action that can—in some way—be construed as rational.

Introduction to Choice Theory Jonathan Levin and Paul Milgrom∗ September 1 Individual Decision-Making Individual decision-making forms the basis for nearly all of microeconomic analysis. These notes outline the standard economic model of rational choice in decision-making.

In the standard view, rational choice is defined to mean the. Kenneth Arrow's monograph Social Choice and Individual Values (, 2nd ed., ) and a theorem within it created modern social choice theory, a rigorous melding of social ethics and voting theory with an economic flavor.

Somewhat formally, the "social choice" in the title refers to Arrow's representation of how social values from the set of individual orderings would be. Rational Choice Theory and Explanation Article (PDF Available) in Rationality and Society 18(2) May w Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Hardin, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 7 Concluding Remarks. Rational choice theory is a diverse set of approaches to the study of society that are based in assumptions of individual rationality.

Indeterminacies in such theory often mirror indeterminacies in social relations and individual understandings of these. A nontechnical, concise, and rigorous introduction to the rational choice paradigm, focusing on basic insights applicable in fields ranging from economics to philosophy.

This book offers a rigorous, concise, and nontechnical introduction to some of the fundamental insights of rational choice theory.

It draws on formal theories of microeconomics, decision making, games, and social choice. nature of rational-choice theory. While rational-choice theory con-tains statements that can be interpreted in individualist psychologi-cal terms, we shall argue that such an interpretation is optional.

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Rational Choice (Readings in Social & Political Theory). 'Rational Choice Theory is a flourishing branch of economic sociology.'Modern sociological theory has to a considerable degree been fashioned in reaction to assumptions about human rationality.

This important volume argues in favour of re-establishing rather relaxed assumptions of rationality as a basis for building theory. Although such theories often fail, they prove to be. Rational choice is a general grouping of theoretical perspectives, which explains social outcomes by constructing models of the person's actions and the social context they are in.

Rational choice theory builds on the idea that actions are rational, when the individual calculates the likely costs and benefits of any action before proceeding to act. Jon Elster (/ ˈ ɛ l s t ər /; born 22 FebruaryOslo) is a Norwegian social and political theorist who has authored works in the philosophy of social science and rational choice is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxism, and a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theory, largely on behavioral and psychological grounds.

Inhe was awarded .Rational Choice Sociology shows that despite the scepticism of many sociologists, rational choice theory indeed can account for a variety of non-market outcomes, including those concerning social norms, family dynamics, crime, rebellion, state formation and social order.

Book Review. Within sociology, rational choice theory has been widely.Classical and Rational Theories: Crime as Choice Cohen & Felson's Routine Activities Hindelang, Gottfredson, & Garofalo's Lifestyle Theory Akers' Social Learning Theory Psychoanalytic Theories Freud's Pscychoanalytic Theory His book dubbed him the "father of modern criminology.".