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Beyond Rationality Behavioral Political Science in the 21st Century


Alex Mintz, IDC Herzliya (Israel), Nicholas A. Valentino, University of Michigan, Carly Wayne, Washington University, St Louis
Published 2021


How and why do people make political decisions? This book is the first to present a unified framework of the Behavioral Political Science paradigm. – BPS presents a range of psychological approaches to understanding political decision-making. The integration of these approaches with Rational Choice Theory provides students with a comprehensible paradigm for understanding current political events around the world. Presented in nontechnical language and enlivened with a wealth of real-world examples, this is an ideal core text for a one-semester…

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  • The first textbook to present a unified framework of the Behavioral Political Science paradigm for understanding political decision-making
  • Written in nontechnical terms--the authors use careful logical arguments rather than complicated mathematical formulas
  • Theory comes to life with a wealth of current and recent real-world examples from the U.S. and other countries

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