Beyond Conventional Economics: The Limits of Rational Behaviour in Political Decision Making

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ISBN 10
1845426630 
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9781845426637 
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Publication Year
2006 
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154 
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‘Our intent in this volume is to give an account of the theoretical endeavours of those who seek to construct an approach to the analysis of political decision making that derives largely from economics theory but also recognises and incorporates other areas of inquiry such as philosophy, more traditional political theory and psychology. This volume presents a critical examination of themes relevant to both human behaviour and economics and political institutions. . . it also offers a state of-the-art tour of new paradigms challenging the dominant economic notion of the individual.’ – From the introduction by the editors Beyond Conventional Economics presents new original work from leading scholars on the interface between the individual and political and social institutions. The book offers a critique of the inadequacies of the conventional economic approach to politics and a state-of-the-art view of new paradigms challenging the dominant economic notion of the individual. A number of chapters also explore the limits of individually rational behavior in political decision making - some by challenging the orthodox content of the idea of rationality, others by providing fresh views on the operation of political processes. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding individual behavior under limited rationality. Thought-provoking and enlightening, this is a unique book documenting a meaningful debate on the limits of rational behavior inside public choice circles and will appeal to a wide audience of economists, political scientists and public choice scholars. - from Amzon 
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