Rational choices as social norms

Dimitri Landa

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    This article develops an account of a theory of rational choice based on the conception of rationality as a normatively justified correspondence between interests and choices. In this conception, rationality is best thought of as a property not of individual actions, but of a complex two-level phenomenon comprised of the social justification of behavioral norms and of the everyday choices made under these norms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)434-453
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Theoretical Politics
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Oct 2006


    • Nash equilibrium
    • Norms
    • Rational choice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Sociology and Political Science


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