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Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai

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Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation
Title
Choosing an identity
Title remainder
a general model of preference and belief formation
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Sun-Ki Chai
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Social science research is fragmented by the widely differing and seemingly contradictory approaches used by the different disciplines of the social sciences to explain human action. Attempts at integrating different social science approaches to explain action have often been frustrated by the difficulty of incorporating cultural assumptions into rational choice theories without robbing them of their generality or making them too vague for predictions. Another problem has been the major disagreements among cultural theorists regarding the ways in which culture affects preferences and beliefs. This book provides a general model of preference and belief formation, addressing the largest unresolved issue in rational choice theories of action. It attempts to play a bridging role between these approaches by augmenting and modifying the main ideas of the "rational choice" model to make it more compatible with empirical findings in other fields. The resulting model is used to analyze three major unresolved issues in the developing world: the sources of a government's economic ideology, the origins of ethnic group boundaries, and the relationship between modernization and violence. Addressing theoretical problems that cut across numerous disciplines, this work will be of interest to a diversity of theoretically-minded scholars. Sun-Ki Chai is Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona
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Chai, Sun-Ki
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rational choice theory
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Choix rationnels, Théorie des
  • Identité collective
  • Identité (Psychologie)
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Group identity
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Rational choice theory
  • Rational Choice
  • Gruppenidentität
Label
Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-320) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preference and Belief Assumptions
  • A General Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • An Identity Coherence Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • Assumptions of the Model
  • Basic Implications of the Model
  • Preference and Belief Change
  • Rewards and Preference and Belief Change
  • Implications for Dynamic Choice
  • Implications for Collective Choice
  • Plan for the Following Chapters
  • The Success and Failure of Rational Choice
  • Proofs of Theorems
  • Ideology Formation and Policy Choice in Ex-Colonies
  • Theories of Policy Formation
  • The Conventional Model of the State
  • Variations on the Conventional Model of the State
  • An Identity Formation Theory of Oppositional Ideology Formation and Policy
  • A Statistical Analysis of Economic Intervention
  • The Origins of Ethnic Identity and Collective Action
  • Rationalist Theories of Ethnic Collective Action
  • A Coherence-Rational Choice Theory of Ethnic Group Formation
  • The Assumptions of the Rational Choice Approach
  • Structural Change, Cultural Change, and Civic Violence
  • Theories of Tradition and Modernity
  • An Coherence Rational Choice Theory of Structural Change, Altruism, and Collective Action
  • Modifying the Assumptions of the Model
  • Justifications for the Coherence Model
  • The Strengths of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Weaknesses of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Chapter Structure of This Book
  • Alternatives to Conventional Rational Choice: A Survey
  • Structural Assumptions and Models
  • Assumptions about Decision Making
Control code
ocn646068700
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 344 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780472107018
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9780472107018
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22573/ctt1djbnnx
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068700
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Choosing an identity : a general model of preference and belief formation, Sun-Ki Chai
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preference and Belief Assumptions
  • A General Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • An Identity Coherence Model of Preference and Belief Formation
  • Assumptions of the Model
  • Basic Implications of the Model
  • Preference and Belief Change
  • Rewards and Preference and Belief Change
  • Implications for Dynamic Choice
  • Implications for Collective Choice
  • Plan for the Following Chapters
  • The Success and Failure of Rational Choice
  • Proofs of Theorems
  • Ideology Formation and Policy Choice in Ex-Colonies
  • Theories of Policy Formation
  • The Conventional Model of the State
  • Variations on the Conventional Model of the State
  • An Identity Formation Theory of Oppositional Ideology Formation and Policy
  • A Statistical Analysis of Economic Intervention
  • The Origins of Ethnic Identity and Collective Action
  • Rationalist Theories of Ethnic Collective Action
  • A Coherence-Rational Choice Theory of Ethnic Group Formation
  • The Assumptions of the Rational Choice Approach
  • Structural Change, Cultural Change, and Civic Violence
  • Theories of Tradition and Modernity
  • An Coherence Rational Choice Theory of Structural Change, Altruism, and Collective Action
  • Modifying the Assumptions of the Model
  • Justifications for the Coherence Model
  • The Strengths of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Weaknesses of Conventional Rational Choice
  • The Chapter Structure of This Book
  • Alternatives to Conventional Rational Choice: A Survey
  • Structural Assumptions and Models
  • Assumptions about Decision Making
Control code
ocn646068700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 344 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472107018
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472107018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djbnnx
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646068700
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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