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Public choice and political science: A view from Europe

Kurrild-Klitgaard, Peter (2018): Public choice and political science: A view from Europe.


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Abstract. What is the status of rational choice theory in contemporary European political science? Compared with a quarter-century ago, the rational choice approach is still far from being the paradigm of work in the discipline, but looking at both anecdotal evidence and information derived from journal citations and textbook contents, it seems that the number of political scientists working wholly or partly within the public choice approach has grown markedly, and that its contribution to the mainstream of the field is strong.

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