"The heated debates about rational choice theory (RCT) in political science raise many issues but follow up on few of them.This book therefore discusses RCT's fundamental assumptions and methodology, the value and use of models, and the use of theories in science, enabling a more nuanced evaluation of both the theory's potential and limits." --Publisher's website
Includes bibliographical references (p. -278) and index
Rational Choice Explanations -- The Role of Rational Choice Theory -- Institutions and Individuals -- Ideas and Individuals -- Equilibrium -- How Hard Can it be to be Rational? -- Economic Man? -- Conclusions: Privileged Approach or a Tool in a Tool Kit?