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Rationality in Social Science

Foundations, Norms, and Prosociality

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  • Rationality and its significance in social theory

  • New approaches about the employment of rationality in theoretical and applied sociology

  • Prominent and interdisciplinary

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Rationality in Social Science: Introduction

    • Ivar Krumpal, Werner Raub, Andreas Tutić
    Pages 1-8

About this book

The concept of rationality and its significance for theory and empirical research in social science are key topics of scholarly discussion. In the tradition of an analytical as well as empirical approach in social science, this volume assembles novel contributions on methodological foundations and basic assumptions of theories of rational choice. The volume highlights the use of rational choice assumptions for research on fundamental problems in social theory such as the emergence, dynamics, and effects of social norms and the conditions for cooperation and prosociality.

The editors
Ivar Krumpal, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Leipzig
Werner Raub, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), Utrecht University
Andreas Tutić, Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation, Department of Sociology, University of Leipzig


Keywords

  • Social Theory
  • Rationality
  • Normativity
  • Social Theory
  • Social order
  • Spiral of silence
  • Social control
  • Rational Choice
  • Prosociality
  • Social Norms
  • Process-Based Reciprocity
  • Descriptive Norms
  • Injunctive Norms
  • Covid-19 Crisis
  • Frame Selection
  • Decision Theory

Editors and Affiliations

  • Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

    Ivar Krumpal, Andreas Tutić

  • Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Werner Raub

About the editors

Ivar Krumpal, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Leipzig
Werner Raub, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), Utrecht University
Andreas Tutić, Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation, Department of Sociology, University of Leipzig

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Rationality in Social Science

  • Book Subtitle: Foundations, Norms, and Prosociality

  • Editors: Ivar Krumpal, Werner Raub, Andreas Tutić

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-33536-6

  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-33535-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-33536-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 292

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Social Theory, Sociological Theory, Sociological Methods

Buying options

eBook
USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-33536-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)