Rational Choice: Theoretische Analysen und empirische Resultate


Author: Andreas Diekmann,Klaus Eichner,Peter Schmidt,Thomas Voss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531908669
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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In der Soziologie finden Rational-Choice (RC)-Erklärungen zunehmende Verbreitung. Sie sollen einerseits zu einer Lösung allgemeiner theoretischer Kernprobleme (Erklärung von sozialer Ordnung, Kooperation und sozialen Normen) beitragen. Darüber hinaus dominiert die RC-Theorie mittlerweile zahlreiche Felder der empirischen Forschung. In diesem Band beschreiben namhafte Autoren die umfangreichen theoretischen und empirischen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten. Ein Schwerpunkt der theoretischen Arbeiten sind Analysen sozialer Normen. Die empirischen Beiträge und Anwendungen behandeln ein breites Spektrum von Themen, u.a. aus der Soziologie des abweichenden Verhaltens, der politischen Soziologie und der Analyse des Terrorismus. Abgerundet werden die Aufsätze durch methodologische Überlegungen. Der Band liefert Studierenden und Forschern eine umfassende Orientierung über wichtige Entwicklungslinien dieses Forschungsprogramms.

Public choice und moderne Demokratietheorie


Author: Ingo Heinemann
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
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The Psychology of Food Choice


Author: Richard Shepherd,Monique Raats
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 184593086X
Category: Psychology
Page: 399
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One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviours so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behaviour. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioural sciences applied to dietary behaviour. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice.

Economics: Private and Public Choice


Author: James Gwartney,Richard Stroup,Russell Sobel,David Macpherson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0324580185
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 848
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ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE includes many more engaging elements—such as scenes from popular movies and applications of economic theory to real-world issues—to help you see how these theories apply to the world around you. Each chapter has been updated to reflect today’s market, including analysis and explanation of measures of current economic activity. You’ll also find highlights of the lives of notable economists and how they contributed to the thinking that shapes our markets today. Common economic myths are dispelled, and the “invisible hand” metaphor is applied to economic theory, demonstrating how it’s working even today to stimulate the economy. This 12th edition includes new technology features such as a robust set of online multimedia learning tools, including video clips and free quizzes designed to support your classroom work; a completely updated Aplia interactive learning system with practice problems, interactive tutorials, online experiences, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Routine Activity and Rational Choice


Author: R. V. G. Clarke,Marcus Felson
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781560000877
Category: Social Science
Page: 418
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Two new criminological approaches are defined and applied to categories of crime in Routine Activity and Rational Choice, now available in paperback. Routine activity analyzes the criminal event, and avoids motivations and psychology as topics for discussion, whereas rational choice approaches crime as purposive behavior designed to meet the offender's commonplace needs, such as money, status, sex, and excitement. These conceptual models are both employed to analyze such crimes as drunk driving, gun use, kidnapping, and political violence. This volume discusses the relationship of these theories to more traditional approaches to crime studies. The Advances in Criminological Theory series encourages theory construction and validation in the articles and themes selected for publication. It also furthers the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. Following publication of the first volume, Michael J. Lynch of Florida State University asserted that "Advances in Criminological Theory is to be applauded as an attempt to revive criminological theory by providing an accessible outlet." Contributions to this volume include: Pierre Tremblay, "Searching for Suitable Co-offenders"; Raymond Paternoster and Sally Simpson, "A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate Crime"; Richard B. Felson, "Predatory and Dispute-related Violence"; Gordon Trasler, "Conscience, Opportunity, Rational Choice, and Crime"; Ezzat A. Fattah, "The Rational Choice/Opportunity Perspectives as a Vehicle for Integrating Criminological and Victimological Theories"; Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham, "Environment, Routine, and Situation"; Maurice Cusson, "A Strategic Analysis of Crime"; Richard W. Harding, "Gun Use in Crime, Rational Choice, and Social Learning Theory."

Information, Participation, and Choice

An Economic Theory of Democracy in Perspective
Author: Bernard Grofman
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472083435
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
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A review of the consequences for political science of Anthony Downs's seminal work.

Food Choice, Acceptance and Consumption


Author: Herbert L. Meiselman,H.J.H. MacFie
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780751401929
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 397
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The role of the human senses in food acceptance, the socio-cultural context of eating and food choice, what animal research tells us about human eating, the developments of childresns eating habits, what does abnormal eating tell us about normal eating, the contextual basis for food acceptanc, food choice and food intake, marketing and consumer behaviour with respect to foods, economic influences on food choice, food choice,mood and mental performance, attitudes and belifs inf food habits, dietary change.

Degrees of Choice

Class, Race, Gender and Higher Education
Author: Diane Reay,Miriam E. David,Stephen J. Ball
Publisher: Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858563305
Category: Education
Page: 180
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An account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. The shift from an elite to a mass system has been accompanied by much political rhetoric about widening access, achievement-for-all and meritocratic equalisation.

Rational Choice Theory

Resisting Colonization
Author: Margaret Scotford Archer,Jonathan Q. Tritter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415242721
Category: Social Science
Page: 257
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This fascinating title focuses on the four assumptions which are the bedrock of rational choice; rationality, individualism, process and aggregation and draws on a wide range of social issues such as race, marriage, and education.

Putting Choice Before Democracy

A Critique of Rational Choice Theory
Author: Emily Hauptmann
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791430279
Category: Political Science
Page: 138
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Shows how rational choice theory's critique and justification of democracy fails in its project to recast democratic theory.