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Chapter 4: Rational Choice and International Relations
Rational Choice and International Relations
Challenges to Rational Choice
Rational choice is one of the major approaches to the postwar study of international relations (IR). It has helped define contemporary theoretical debates about international politics and has advanced our understanding of such topics as the implications of anarchy and the ...