SOCIOLOGICAL RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY

@article{Hechter1997SOCIOLOGICALRC,
  title={SOCIOLOGICAL RATIONAL CHOICE THEORY},
  author={M. Hechter and S. Kanazawa},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  year={1997},
  volume={23},
  pages={191-214}
}
  • M. Hechter, S. Kanazawa
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Review of Sociology
  • Although rational choice theory has made considerable advances in other social sciences, its progress in sociology has been limited. Some sociologists' reservations about rational choice arise from a misunderstanding of the theory. The first part of this essay therefore introduces rational choice as a general theoretical perspective, or family of theories, which explains social outcomes by constructing models of individual action and social context. “Thin” models of individual action are mute… CONTINUE READING
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