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Political Psychology
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Political Psychology

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Political Psychology by Jon Elster

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This provocative new textbook takes up and develops the themes of rationality and irrationality in Jon Elster's earlier work. Its purposes are threefold. First, Elster shows how belief and preference formation in the realm of politics are shaped by social and political institutions. Second, he argues for an important distinction in the social sciences between mechanisms and theories. Third, he illustrates those general principles of political psychology through readings of three outstanding political psychologists: the French classical historian, Paul Veyne; the Soviet dissident writer, Alexander Zinoviev; the great French political theorist, Alexis de Tocqueville.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521422864
ISBN-10: 0521422868
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Sour Grapes by Jon Elster Sour Grapes, Hardback (August 2016)

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Explaining Social Behavior by Jon Elster Explaining Social Behavior, Hardback (July 2015)

A substantially revised edition of Jon Elster's critically acclaimed book exploring the nature of social behavior and the social sciences.

Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates by Jon Elster Secrecy and Publicity in Votes and Debates, Hardback (June 2015)

Offers the first comprehensive discussion of the effects of secrecy and publicity on debates and votes in committees and assemblies.

Majority Decisions by Jon Elster Majority Decisions, Hardback (June 2014)

This book presents the most complete set of analytical, normative, and historical discussions of majority decision making to date.

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