Dobar He is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxism, and a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theory, largely on behavioral and psychological grounds. A Survey of Social Order. Alexis Gerome marked it as to-read Oct 20, The question Jon Elster addresses in this challenging book is what binds societies together and prevents them from disintegrating into chaos and war. Social and Political Cemdnt. Social and Political Philosophy categorize this paper.
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Refresh and try again. Alexis Gerome marked it as to-read Oct 20, It is a fundamental assumption of the book that social norms provide an important kind of motivation for action that is irreducible to rationality.
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Gordon Arnold rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Kolbeinn Stefansson rated it really liked it Nov 06, The cement of society: Dylan Sampson marked it as to-read Apr 04, The book represents a major statement by Elster, which will be of particular interest to political scientists, political philosophers, sociologists, and economists. Vesa Nelson rated it liked it Mar 12, He is also a notable proponent of analytical Marxism, and a critic of neoclassical economics and public choice theory, largely on behavioral and psychological grounds. Jun 05, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: Rational expectations Economic theory Social choice. Alexis Gerome marked it as to-read Oct 20, Steve marked it as to-read Mar 06, Sophie marked it as to-read Oct 10, Bargaining and collective action— 5. Elstter marked it as sockety Jan 12, Physical description viii, p.
The Cement of Society: A Survey of Social Order
His work is difficult to summarise in a slogan, but He criticized Marxists and other social scientists for believing in functionalism the belief that institutions exist because of their effect on society and instead tried to give Marxism a foundation in game theory the economic notion that people make choices based on the expected benefits and the choices others are likely to make. Elster wrote numerous books attempting to use rational choice theory for a wide variety of social explanations. In doing so, he elucidated many issues with simplistic notions of rational choice: endogenous preference formation certain actions today can change preferences tomorrow, so how does one decide which preferences one prefers? As time went on Elster began to sour on rational choice.