Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences
Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences by Jon Elster
Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences Author: Jon Elster
Title: Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences
ISBN: 0521777445
ISBN13: 978-0521777445
Other Formats: mobi lrf docx mobi
Pages: 484 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 30, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1630 kb
Size EPUB version: 1764 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




This book is an expanded and revised edition of the author's critically acclaimed volume Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences. In twenty-six succinct chapters, Jon Elster provides an account of the nature of explanation in the social sciences. He offers an overview of key explanatory mechanisms in the social sciences, relying on hundreds of examples and drawing on a large variety of sources-psychology, behavioral economics, biology, political science, historical writings, philosophy and fiction. Written in accessible and jargon-free language, Elster aims at accuracy and clarity while eschewing formal models.