Essays Tagged: "Rational Choice Theory"


'WHAT ARE THE MAIN STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THE RATIONAL CHOICE APPROACH TO RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR?'BIBLIOGRAPHY1) G. Becker, 1986, 'The economic appro ... RAPHY1) G. Becker, 1986, 'The economic approach to human behaviour', pp. 108-22 in J. Elster (ed.), Rational Choice. Oxford: Blackwell.2) L. Iannaccone, 1990, 'Religious practice: a human capital appr ... tal approach', Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 29: 297-314.3) S. Bruce, 'Religion and rational choice: a critique of economic explanations of religious behaviour', Sociology of Religion, ...

(7 pages) 163 0 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Process of Decision Making in an organization for a Manager.

Decision MakingDecision making is defined as a rational choice among alternatives. A decision is the result of making a judgment or reaching a conc ... order to perform their jobs well, managers must make good decision.The Decision Making Process/ The Rational Model of Decision MakingThere are different ways, or models, for thinking about decision ma ... , for thinking about decision making. Attempts to show how people should make a decision are called rational model of decision-making, it assume that decision makers apply a carefully set of criteria ...

(4 pages) 676 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Compare and contrast the assumptions, if any, which classical elitists, pluralists and rational choice theorists bring to the analysis and explanation of politics.

is essay will attempt to define elitism, citing the major founders of the discipline. Pluralism and rational choice theory will also be discussed in turn, with particular attention to the main assumpt ... , each with different emphases, theories and assumptions. Three of these are elitism, pluralism and rational choice theory, or the 'economic' approach to politics. Though they analyse the same systems ...

(8 pages) 206 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Synopsis on Rational Choice

In this synopsis I intend to analyse the rational choice model and its relevance in economic theory, using the utility theory as an example. ... vance in economic theory, using the utility theory as an example. Firstly I will define and explain rational choice and then introduce utility theory. From there I will move on to outlining some of th ... ntroduce utility theory. From there I will move on to outlining some of the major criticisms of the rational choice model.Rational choice is a psychological model directed at testing and analysing the ...

(5 pages) 175 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Strategy formation and problem solving

contrast to other decision making theories, which as succinctly as possible includes;· The 'rational' model suggests that managers engage in "completely rational decision processes, ultimately ... relevant to their decisions" (Bartol et. al., 1999 p. 877). This model emphasises the thorough and rational evaluations of decision choices in terms of key criteria (profitability, marketability etc. ...

(10 pages) 536 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

What are the key assumptions of rational choice individualism. Are they valid assumptions? Cite examples to support your examples.

tions in a calculative way explains why social scientists have increasingly turned to the theory of rational choice.There is a history of rationality in sociology. However rational action has only bee ... tion. Traditionally the great sociologists such as Durkheim, Weber and Marx have all found economic rationalism insufficient. Rational choice theory completely denies the existence of theses kinds of ...

(8 pages) 162 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Rational Choice Theory versus The Trait Theory on the Issue of the Reduction or Control of Crime.

determining ways to effectively reduce crimes. Two popular theories used in today's society are the Rational Choice Theory and the Trait Theory. Some argue that the Choice Theory is a more effective w ... ries' possible effectiveness on the reduction or control of criminal activity, I concluded that the Rational Choice Theory would be more effective.The Rational Choice Theory is based on the idea of fr ...

(3 pages) 168 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Rise of White Collar Crime: A Theoretical Perspective

the nature of the criminal act some theories that can be used to help understand it better are the Rational Choice Theory, the Anomie-Strain Theory, and possibly the Differential Association Theory. ... ies mentioned and their relationship to these types of criminal behavior.First, we will look at the Rational Choice Theory and how it can be used to understand the motivation behind some white collar ...

(4 pages) 167 0 4.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Social Norm as a Restriction of Human Behavior.

ey are fixed and, consequently, predetermined; finally, the way social norms themselves are formed: rational choice or historical transmissions. It is essential to at least briefly overview the three ... s are yet only to decide about the origins of socials norms. In general, norms are positioned to be rational, thus people do not have to deliberate before taking actions. Traditional norms have been f ...

(8 pages) 123 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Rational Choice vs Labeling Theory

e are more effective and feasible in explaining crime than others. This can be seen in the cases of Rational Theories and the Labeling Theory, Rational Theories being the better explanation. To prove ... and if nothing else the lack thereof a label may in turn truly be the cause or at least part of it.Rational choice theory is very different to the labeling theory. The Rational choice theory is one o ...

(5 pages) 119 0 4.3 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Rational Choice Theory, rational choice approach to crime causation,rational choice theory and deterrence theory's impact on crime prevention strategies

The rational choice approach to crime causation is composed of several different concepts. According to ... hem weighing and evaluation the information available to them.Violent crimes have been one focus of rational choice theorists for years. Let's take theft as an example. Many thieves have an economic n ... and to assure they know the area. This is a fine example of how premeditated crimes are products of rational decision making.The rational choice theory states that street-smart offenders (1) calculate ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.7 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Societal Risk Assessment

nsequences for a large population (a car accident). Under the paradigm of cost-benefit analysis and rational choice theory, guesstimate and relationship can be made to serve as guidelines for decision ... ple think and act in situations where there is an element of uncertainty. People do not always make rational decisions about risks from a point of view of scientific risk assessment definitions of rat ...

(13 pages) 94 0 4.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Discuss how both structural and agency factors might be involved in explanations of crime.

t, Hughes, 2007, p.32-33).At the other end of the spectrum, the agency explanation is that of ‘rational choice theory’. This theory argues that crime is a career decision and a way of life. ... e is a career decision and a way of life. A person chooses this life path as a normal-reasoning and rational person. They are able to distinguish between means and ends in obtaining what they want, e. ...

(4 pages) 32 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Causes of Crime

explain the cause of crime in different ways, such as theoretical approaches (free-will theory and rational choice), biological theories (heredity, psychological and psychobiological explanations (be ... retical approaches used when explaining the causes of crime include the "free-will theory" and the "rational choice theory." According to, the theory of free will is the ability to act ...

(8 pages) 142 0 5.0 May/2009

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Perspectives of Justice

arson/[Prentice Hall, 2012. Print.Paciotti, Brian. "Lecture 8: Classical Theory, Deterrence Theory, Rational Choice Theory, Routine Activities Theory." N.p., 2005. Web. 09 Sept. 2013.Siegel, Larry J. ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community