Private Desires, Political Action
An Invitation to the Politics of Rational Choice
- Michael Laver - New York University, USA
Political Theory & Thought (General) | Politics (General)
The broad-ranging scope of the book introduces the theory at many levels of analysis, including: the private desires of individuals; the social context of how people fulfil their desires; and the problems of collective action. The discussion of these problems extends into the arena of politics, where the activities of `political entrepreneurs' or politicians and the formation of political parties and coalitions are addressed.