Rational Choice Theory: Advocacy and Critique
Publisher: Sage Publications | ISBN: 0803947615 | edition 1992 | PDF | 261 pages | 38,2 mb
Rational choice theory in sociology has its adherents and detractors. But as one of the few general theories of how individuals, groups, organizations and social strucutres behave, its impact on sociological theorizing has been enormous. In this volume, some of the leading figures in the debate, both advocates and critics, present their views of the value and limitations of rational choice theory. Some of the adherents link it to similar broad theoretical models developed by other sociologists - exchange theory and solidarity theory, for example.