Microfoundations, Method and Causation on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Transaction (1998)

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This text focuses on the theory of popular politics constructed within the context of analytical Marxism, and asks if rational choice theory provides an adequate basis for explaining patterns of social, political and economic behaviour in traditional China.

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