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- DescriptionIn Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy, S. M. Amadae tells the remarkable story of how rational choice theory rose from obscurity to become the intellectual bulwark of capitalist democracy. Amadae roots Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy in the turbulent post-World War II era, showing how rational choice theory grew out of the RAND Corporation's efforts to develop a science of military and policy decisionmaking. But while the first generation of rational choice theorists William Riker, Kenneth Arrow, and James Buchanan were committed to constructing a scientific approach to social science research, they were also deeply committed to defending American democracy from its Marxist critics. Amadae reveals t only how the ideological battles of the Cold War shaped their ideas but also how those ideas may today be undermining the very tion of individual liberty they were created to defend.
- Author BiographyS. M. Amadae is a research fellow in the Office for History of Science and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Author(s)S. M. Amadae
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication16/09/2003
- SubjectPolitical Science & Theory
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight556 g
- Width142 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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