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Private Desires, Political Action : an Invitation to the Politics of Rational Choice.

Author: Michael John Laver
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 1997.
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Private Desires, Political Action is an accessible overview of one of the most important approaches to the study of politics in the modern world - rational choice theory. Michael Laver does not set out to review this entire field, but rather to discuss how we might use rational choice theory to analyze the political competition that affects almost every aspect of our lives. The broad-ranging scope of the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael John Laver
ISBN: 9780857021892 0857021893 9781857021899 1857021894
OCLC Number: 609855876
Description: 1 online resource (175 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Preface; 1 --
Introduction; 2 --
Rational Actors; 3 --
Collective Action; 4 --
Political Entrepreneurs, Politicians and Parties; 5 --
Voting; 6 --
Party Competition; 7 --
The Politics of Coalition; 8 --
Conclusion; References; Index.

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