Available in: Paperback. Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational- choice theory accessible to undergraduates in clear, nontechnical. Analyzing Politics by Kenneth A. Shepsle, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Analyzing Politics makes the fundamentals of rational-choice theory accessible Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government and.

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Analyzing Politics : Rationality, Behavior, and Instititutions

Beliefs, then, connect instruments to outcomes. A rare combination for assigned reading. Description Through case studies, illustrations, and examples, the author provides students with the means to analyze a wide poliyics of situations.

The rule of rational choice is known as the Principle of Expected Utility.

When a person acts in agreement with both preferences and beliefs, the end result is “instrumental rationality. Alexander Gonzalez rated it liked it Aug 10, Book ratings by Goodreads. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The key underlying assumption is that people can carry out analyses consistent with the principle of expected utility, engaging in a sort of rational means-ends analysis.


Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior and Instititutions by Kenneth A. Shepsle

A rational choice entails choosing the ‘best’ lottery. Paco rated it liked it Feb 26, Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions. Open Preview See po,itics Problem? With this book, rational choice theory can be integrated into undergraduate courses throughout the discipline.

The New Institutionalism shepxle American Politics. Shepsle makes it easy to understand the foundations of rational choice and its implications for the study of politics. Shepsle is the George D.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of ShepsleMark S. This might be followed up with Analyzing Congress quite profitably. Rational choice theory has become an important perspective in many of the social sciences. Books by Kenneth A.

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Analyzing Politics

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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 shepslle choice analysis. Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions Kenneth A.

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? As the authors put it, page 18″More often than not, individuals may not have an exact sense of how an instrument or behavior they might adopt relates to the outcomes they value. The New Institutionalism in American Politics 3 books. Sabrina rated it liked it May 24, Other books in this series. VidalBuffay rated shpsle liked it Apr 03,