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Choice, Welfare and Measurement

Choice, Welfare and Measurement

  • Author: Amartya Kumar Sen
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674127784
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 460
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Choice, Welfare and Measurement contains many of Amartya Sen's most important contributions to economic analysis and methods, including papers on individual and social choice, preference and rationality, and aggregation and economic measurement. A substantial introductory essay interrelates his diverse concerns, and also analyzes discussions generated by the original papers, focusing on the underlying issues.

Rational Choice: Theoretische Analysen und empirische Resultate

Rational Choice: Theoretische Analysen und empirische Resultate

  • Author: Andreas Diekmann,Klaus Eichner,Peter Schmidt,Thomas Voss
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531908669
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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In der Soziologie finden Rational-Choice (RC)-Erklärungen zunehmende Verbreitung. Sie sollen einerseits zu einer Lösung allgemeiner theoretischer Kernprobleme (Erklärung von sozialer Ordnung, Kooperation und sozialen Normen) beitragen. Darüber hinaus dominiert die RC-Theorie mittlerweile zahlreiche Felder der empirischen Forschung. In diesem Band beschreiben namhafte Autoren die umfangreichen theoretischen und empirischen Anwendungsmöglichkeiten. Ein Schwerpunkt der theoretischen Arbeiten sind Analysen sozialer Normen. Die empirischen Beiträge und Anwendungen behandeln ein breites Spektrum von Themen, u.a. aus der Soziologie des abweichenden Verhaltens, der politischen Soziologie und der Analyse des Terrorismus. Abgerundet werden die Aufsätze durch methodologische Überlegungen. Der Band liefert Studierenden und Forschern eine umfassende Orientierung über wichtige Entwicklungslinien dieses Forschungsprogramms.

The Psychology of Food Choice

The Psychology of Food Choice

  • Author: Richard Shepherd,Monique Raats
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 184593086X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 399
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One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviours so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behaviour. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioural sciences applied to dietary behaviour. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice.

Economics: Private and Public Choice

Economics: Private and Public Choice

  • Author: James Gwartney,Richard Stroup,Russell Sobel,David Macpherson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0324580185
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 848
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ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE includes many more engaging elements—such as scenes from popular movies and applications of economic theory to real-world issues—to help you see how these theories apply to the world around you. Each chapter has been updated to reflect today’s market, including analysis and explanation of measures of current economic activity. You’ll also find highlights of the lives of notable economists and how they contributed to the thinking that shapes our markets today. Common economic myths are dispelled, and the “invisible hand” metaphor is applied to economic theory, demonstrating how it’s working even today to stimulate the economy. This 12th edition includes new technology features such as a robust set of online multimedia learning tools, including video clips and free quizzes designed to support your classroom work; a completely updated Aplia interactive learning system with practice problems, interactive tutorials, online experiences, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Routine Activity and Rational Choice

Routine Activity and Rational Choice

  • Author: R. V. G. Clarke,Marcus Felson
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781560000877
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 418
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Two new criminological approaches are defined and applied to categories of crime in Routine Activity and Rational Choice, now available in paperback. Routine activity analyzes the criminal event, and avoids motivations and psychology as topics for discussion, whereas rational choice approaches crime as purposive behavior designed to meet the offender's commonplace needs, such as money, status, sex, and excitement. These conceptual models are both employed to analyze such crimes as drunk driving, gun use, kidnapping, and political violence. This volume discusses the relationship of these theories to more traditional approaches to crime studies. The Advances in Criminological Theory series encourages theory construction and validation in the articles and themes selected for publication. It also furthers the free exchange of ideas, propositions, and postulates. Following publication of the first volume, Michael J. Lynch of Florida State University asserted that "Advances in Criminological Theory is to be applauded as an attempt to revive criminological theory by providing an accessible outlet." Contributions to this volume include: Pierre Tremblay, "Searching for Suitable Co-offenders"; Raymond Paternoster and Sally Simpson, "A Rational Choice Theory of Corporate Crime"; Richard B. Felson, "Predatory and Dispute-related Violence"; Gordon Trasler, "Conscience, Opportunity, Rational Choice, and Crime"; Ezzat A. Fattah, "The Rational Choice/Opportunity Perspectives as a Vehicle for Integrating Criminological and Victimological Theories"; Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham, "Environment, Routine, and Situation"; Maurice Cusson, "A Strategic Analysis of Crime"; Richard W. Harding, "Gun Use in Crime, Rational Choice, and Social Learning Theory."

Information, Participation, and Choice

Information, Participation, and Choice

An Economic Theory of Democracy in Perspective

  • Author: Bernard Grofman
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472083435
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 285
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A review of the consequences for political science of Anthony Downs's seminal work.

Food Choice, Acceptance and Consumption

Food Choice, Acceptance and Consumption

  • Author: Herbert L. Meiselman,H.J.H. MacFie
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780751401929
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 397
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The role of the human senses in food acceptance, the socio-cultural context of eating and food choice, what animal research tells us about human eating, the developments of childresns eating habits, what does abnormal eating tell us about normal eating, the contextual basis for food acceptanc, food choice and food intake, marketing and consumer behaviour with respect to foods, economic influences on food choice, food choice,mood and mental performance, attitudes and belifs inf food habits, dietary change.

The Tyranny of Choice

The Tyranny of Choice

  • Author: Renata Salecl
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1847652263
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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We are encouraged from all sides to view our lives as being full of choices. Like the products on a supermarket shelf, our careers, our relationships, our bodies, our very identities seem to be there for the choosing. But paradoxically this seeming freedom to choose can create extreme anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy and guilt. The Tyranny of Choice explores how late capitalism's shrill exhortations to 'be oneself' can be a tyranny which only leads to ever-greater disquiet and how insistence on choice being a purely individual matter prevents social change. With wisdom, humour and sensitivity, Renata Salecl examines the complexity of the essential human capacity to choose which has become mired in consumerist ironies.

Public choice und moderne Demokratietheorie

Public choice und moderne Demokratietheorie

  • Author: Ingo Heinemann
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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Choices

Choices

Everything in Life Is a Matter of Choice

  • Author: Sara Thomas
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1438922191
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 216
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Choices is a truly inspiring book with a very positive tone to it that would inspire and motivate its readers to view life, lifes situations and circumstances from a positive angle. This book is a must read for every professional and every individual who wants to better decision makers, better parents and better at everything they do. The book urges us to pay close attention to our choices that determine our future, who we are and who we become. It reveals how our choices affect our lives and the lives of those around us. The Book reveals how everything in life; success, failure, losses, gains and lifes issues are all the outcome of our own choices. A true original, the thoughts presented in this book are right on target. The book combines non-fiction with fiction in a very effective manner while encompassing such a wide range of topics. The first half of the book deals with a very practical approach of how to overcome barriers and strategize our life to make the most out of it, followed by a few humorous, yet touching illustrations of the consequences of our poor choices represented by the life of Laloo laddoowala. While bubbly is yet another character many of us will relate to. The book has a compelling philosophical tone to it and it ends on a very spiritual note that will touch its readers at a very personal level.