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Rationality and political decision-making

Rationality and political decision-making

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Published by Kluwer in Dordrecht, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Special issue.

Statementguest editors: Paul Whiteley & Patrick Seyd.
SeriesEuropean journal of political research -- vol.29 (2)
ContributionsWhiteley, Paul, 1946-, Seyd, Patrick.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19578937M

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The result is that within these essentially rational, political assessment frameworks, experts are creating and applying scientific knowledge for decision and management purposes that actually have strong ethical and aesthetic by: The book is a valuable reference for researchers interested in rational politics.

Show less Rational Politics: Decisions, Games, and Strategy focuses on the unified presentation of politics as a rational human activity, including the paradox of voting and proportional representation. Analyzing Politics is the first book to explain rational choice theory in clear and concise English, rather than the murky language of most formal political theory.

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He studies American national politics and has published extensively on issues of decision-making, political psychology, social norms, rationality, tolerance, and collective action. He is the author of Rational Lives: Norms and Values in Politics and Society, a study of value formation and change, group identification, and conflict over social.

Local Political Decision-Making: A Case of Rationality or Appropriateness. JENS NILSSON Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden ABSTRACT The party and trustee principles are two representational styles used to describe how politicians make decisions.

The Concept of Political Rationality co-author of Governing Urban America and other books, and author of articles in APSR, WPO, Midwest JPS, PAR, and various other journals.

Political scientists have not hesitated to borrow and adapt promising formulations from other disciplines. To. Political Decision making Model In contrast to the rational model, political model do not focus on a single issue but on many intraorganizational problems that reflect their personal goals.

The political model does not assume that decisions result from applying existing standard operating procedures, programs, and routines. Decisions result from bargaining among coalitions. In chapter six of their book Studying Public Policy; Policy Cycles & Policy Subsystems, Howlet, Ramesh, and Perl give an overview of different models for accepting public policy as they emerged in the discipline of political science.

The first, called rational comprehensive model (also known as the stage model), bases decisions on the input. The Rationality Principle holds that all political behavior has a purpose and that people tend to be goal-oriented in their political activities as they make instrumental choices about how to act.

The Institution Principle recognizes that political institutions provide incentives for political behavior, thereby shaping and structuring politics. Offen, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2 History of Women's Suffrage.

The first explicit arguments for women's participation in political decision-making were expressed at the outset of the French Revolution, initially by the Marquis de Condorcet in andand in a number of anonymous pamphlets that turned these arguments into demands to be.

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This book draws on the scientific policy studies approach to develop a basic understanding of the policymaking process, which is here viewed as an inherently political process involving conflict and struggle among people (public officials and private citizens) with.

Individual Rationality in Social Choice Individual and Collective Rationality A useful theory of human action, be it positive or normative in content and purpose, must postulate some rationality on the part of decision-making units.

Choices must not only be directed toward the achievement of some objective or goal; the decision-making units must also be able [ ]. The rational decision maker acts as if they act in a world of absolute rationality.

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Political institutions provide the critical link between micro- and macro-processes in political decision-making. They act to (a) compensate for those bounds on rationality; (b) make possible. Political Psychology, Vol.

16, No. 1, Rationality in Political Behavior Herbert A. Simon Carnegie Mellon University Public choice theory borrows the basic assumptions of neoclassical economics about the nature of human rationality and applies them to the explanation and prediction of behavior in the political domain (Downs, ).

In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass.

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rational approach towards bounded rationality can escape the constraints of bounded rationality itself. Firstly, this paper argues that governments and individual decision making are characterised by bounded rationality.

Secondly, it considers how ways of organising Nudge inside executive. In Rationality and Ritual, internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history – the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing – he offers a powerful critique of such judicial procedures and the underlying assumptions of the.Rational choice theory, also called rational action theory or choice theory, school of thought based on the assumption that individuals choose a course of action that is most in line with their personal al choice theory is used to model human decision making, especially in the context of microeconomics, where it helps economists better understand the behaviour of a society in.Theory of rational choice.

The dominant school of thought in political science in the late 20th century was rational choice rational choice theorists, history and culture are irrelevant to understanding political behaviour; instead, it is sufficient to know the actors’ interests and to assume that they pursue them rationally.

Whereas the earlier decision-making approach sought to.