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- DescriptionArguing that Tocqueville was fundamentally a social scientist rather than a political theorist, Elster emphasizes Tocqueville's substantive and methodological insights.
- Author BiographyJon Elster currently holds the position of Professor at the Chaire de Rationalite et Sciences Sociales, College de France. He previously held teaching positions at the University of Oslo, University of Chicago, and Columbia University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Academie Europeae, and the Norwegian Academy of Science. He is also Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and Doctor honoris causa of the Universities of Valencia, Stockholm, and Trondheim. His numerous books include Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences (2007), Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in Historical Perspective (2004), and Alchemies of the Mind (1999).
- Author(s)Jon Elster
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication27/04/2009
- GenreSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Notefigures
- Weight330 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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