Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Instititutions

Analyzing Politics Rationality Behavior and Instititutions Analyzing Politics is the first book to explain rational choice theory in clear and concise English rather than the murky language of most formal political theory With this book rational choice theo

  • Title: Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Instititutions
  • Author: Kenneth A. Shepsle Mark S. Bonchek
  • ISBN: 9780393971071
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Analyzing Politics is the first book to explain rational choice theory in clear and concise English, rather than the murky language of most formal political theory With this book, rational choice theory can be integrated into undergraduate courses throughout the discipline Based on Professor Shepsle s popular course at Harvard, Analyzing Politics is not only an ideal texAnalyzing Politics is the first book to explain rational choice theory in clear and concise English, rather than the murky language of most formal political theory With this book, rational choice theory can be integrated into undergraduate courses throughout the discipline Based on Professor Shepsle s popular course at Harvard, Analyzing Politics is not only an ideal text for courses in theory, methods, or introduction to political science, but also a handy supplement in courses of public policy, Congress, political parties, or any course that emphasizes rational choice analysis Analyzing Politics provides the clear, thorough, and jargon free introduction to rational choice theory never before available to undergraduates.

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    1. Great introductory textbook on rational choice theory. Shepsle makes it easy to understand the foundations of rational choice and its implications for the study of politics.

    2. Rational choice theory has become an important perspective in many of the social sciences. The essence of rational choice theory is presented quite straightforwardly in this book by Shepsle and Bonchek. Indeed, I have placed this book on reserve in some of my classes, to introduce students to basic concepts and assumptions of the perspective. The basic starting concepts include: (a) preferences, which represent various of humanity's want and needs; (b) self-interest, by which people behave accor [...]

    3. Caution: this review is for the first edition! This is a good introduction to game theory in political science, quite gentle. There were no exercises, but quite a few illustrating examples.What I liked:+ the case studies provided quasi-"Analytic Narratives" showing how to apply game theory to real-ish situations.+ the motivating example for Arrow's theorem was beautifully done+ the consequences of Arrow's theorem (e.g May's theorem is an immediate corollary, etc.) again, beautifully done.What I [...]

    4. This book has been written as a class textbook. I picked it just because I wanted to know the basics of rational decision making, as applied in politics. The book is good but it's boring(obviously).didn't finish to read the entire book.

    5. PIPP, PEPP, PEWIS all wrapped into one why didn't they just assign us this book? For anyone interested in public policy, read it.

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