The Social Logic Of Politics by Alan S. Zuckerman
Personal Networks As Contexts For Political Behavior

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Using classic theories and methodologies, this collection maintains that individuals make political choices by taking into account the views, preferences, evaluations, and actions of other people who comprise their social networks. These include family members, friends, neighbors, and workmates, among others. The volume re-establishes the research of the Columbia School of Electoral Sociology from several decades ago, and contrasts it with rational choice theory and the Michigan School of Electoral Analysis. Written by political scientists with a range of interests, this volume returns the social logic of politics to the heart of political science.
 

About Alan S. Zuckerman

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Alan S. Zuckerman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Brown University and Research Professor, DIW-German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin, Germany
 
Published November 20, 2008 by Temple University Press. 368 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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