Scandinavian rational choice sociology

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The present status of rational choice sociology in Scandinavia is discussed in the form of a review, examining representative work and highlighting important scholars. Despite a reputation of having a strong Scandinavian rational choice tradition, rational choice sociology is practically non-existent in Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Rational choice sociology in Scandinavia is by-and-large concentrated in Oslo and Stockholm universities, where insightful discussions and relevant applications are found. but not in impressive numbers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
JournalActa Sociologica
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)


  • behavior
  • impact
  • model
  • norms
  • institutions
  • sociology
  • sociologi
  • welfare-state
  • network analysis
  • quantitative-analysis
  • collective-action
  • socially embedded games
  • rational action
  • model of man
  • methodological individualism
  • intentional action
  • action theory
  • embeddedness


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