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.


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  • 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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-16
JournalActa Sociologica
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

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