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The Resource Is rational choice theory all of social science?, Mark I. Lichbach

Is rational choice theory all of social science?, Mark I. Lichbach

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Is rational choice theory all of social science?
Title
Is rational choice theory all of social science?
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Mark I. Lichbach
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Advocates of rational choice theory in political science have been perceived by their critics as attempting to establish an intellectual hegemony in contemporary social science, to the detriment of alternative methods of research. The debate has gained a nonacademic audience, hitting the pages of the New York Times and the New Republic. In the academy, the antagonists have expressed their views in books, journal articles, and at professional conferences. Mark I. Lichbach addresses the question of the place of rational choice theory in the social sciences in general and in political science in particular. He presents a typology of the antagonists as either rationalist, culturalist, or structuralist and offers an insightful examination of the debate. He reveals that the rationalist bid for hegemony and synthesis is rooted in the weaknesses, not the strengths, of rationalist thought. He concludes that the various theoretical camps are unlikely to accept the claimed superiority of the rationalist approach but that this opposition is of value in itself to the social sciences, which requires multiple perspectives to remain healthy. With its penetrating examination of the assumptions and basic arguments of each of the sides to this debate, this book cuts through the partisan rhetoric and provides an essential roadmap for the future of the discipline. Mark I. Lichbach is Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
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digitized
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lichbach, Mark Irving
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rational choice theory
  • Choix rationnels, Théorie des
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Rational choice theory
  • Rationele keuze
  • Social choice
  • Politieke wetenschappen
  • Sociale wetenschappen
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Is rational choice theory all of social science?, Mark I. Lichbach
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn587603662
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 315 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780472024858
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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JSTOR
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9780472068197
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22573/ctt1djbfwn
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not applicable
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)587603662
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
Is rational choice theory all of social science?, Mark I. Lichbach
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-311) 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
Control code
ocn587603662
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472024858
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472068197
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djbfwn
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)587603662
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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