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Description - Identity, Interest and Action by Erik Ringmar

This book offers an original combination of cultural and narratological analysis with an empirical study of identity and political action. It is at once a powerful critique of rational choice theories of action and a solution to the historiographical puzzle of why Sweden went to war in 1630. Erik Ringmar argues that people act not only for reasons of interest, but also for reasons of identity, and that the latter are, in fact, more fundamental.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521563147
ISBN-10: 0521563143
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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