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Rationality, democracy, and justice : the legacy of Jon Elster

Author: Claudio López-Guerra; Julia Maskivker
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"This volume advances the research agenda of one of the most remarkable political thinkers of our time: Jon Elster. With an impressive list of contributors, it features studies in five topics in political and social theory: rationality and collective action, political and social norms, democracy and constitution making, transitional justice, and the explanation of social behavior. Additionally, this volume includes  Read more...
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Rationality, democracy, and justice
(DLC) 2014027965
(OCoLC)889736778
Named Person: Jon Elster; Jon Elster
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio López-Guerra; Julia Maskivker
ISBN: 9781316129180 1316129187 9781107588165 1107588162 9781316131367 131613136X
OCLC Number: 898894076
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Part I Jon Elster's Social and Political Thought; 1 The Road toward Disillusion: Explanations, Predictions, and Prescriptions in the Work of Jon Elster; Part II Rationality and Collective Action; 2 Why It's Rational to Vote ; 3 How Countries Can Negotiate to Allocate Greenhouse-Gas Emissions: A Simple Proposal; 4 On Irreversible Harm (with Special Reference to Climate Change) ; Part III Political and Social Norms; 5 Flexible and Rigid Constitutions: A Post-Kelsenian Typology of Constitutional Systems. 6 What Makes People Tip 7 A Social-Psychological Theory for Female Suicide Bombings ; Part IV Democracy and Constitution Making; 8 Decoding the Genesis of Political Order: Jon Elster on Precommitment and Constitutional Processes in Eastern Europe; 9 Enfranchisement and Constitution Making ; Part V Transitional Justice; 10 Compensation and Land Restitution in Transitions from War to Peace ; Part VI The Social Sciences; 11 Jon Elster and the Social Sciences; Part VII Discussion; 12 Comments ; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Claudio López-Guerra, Julia Maskivker.
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This volume advances the research agenda of one of the most remarkable political thinkers of our time: Jon Elster. It features studies in five areas of political and social theory: rationality and  Read more...

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