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Morality, Governance, and Social Institutions

Reflections on Russell Hardin

Editors: Christiano, Thomas, Creppell, Ingrid, Knight, Jack (Eds.)

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  • Addresses important contemporary questions about social norms, constitutional structures, and political actors in political philosophy and social theory
  • Offers contributions from leading scholars with international reputations in Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Law
  • Presents empirical case studies from Northern Ireland, Germany, Mexico, and beyond alongside theoretical chapters addressing Hobbes and Hume all stemming from Russell Hardin's work
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About this book

This book reflects on the research and career of political theorist Russell Hardin from scholars of Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, and Law, among other disciplines. Contributions address core issues of political theory as perceived by Hardin, starting with his insistence that many of the basic institutions of modern society and their formative historical beginnings can be understood as proceeding primarily from the self-interested motives of the participants. Many of the contributions in this volume struggle with the constraints imposed on political theorizing by the idea of self-interested agents, or homo economicus. Some reject the idea as empirically unfounded. Others try to show that homo economicus is even more versatile than Hardin depicts. And yet others accept the constraints and work within them. But all pay tribute to the lasting intellectual contribution of Russell Hardin and the challenge he poses. The book should appeal to scholars and students interested in collective action, public choice and democracy, moral reasoning and its limits, constitutionalism, liberalism, conventions and coordination, trust, identity politics, social epistemology, and methods in politics philosophy.

About the authors

Thomas Christiano is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, USA.

Ingrid Creppell is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, USA.

Jack Knight is Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science at Duke University, USA.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-61070-2
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61069-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-86996-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morality, Governance, and Social Institutions
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Russell Hardin
Editors
  • Thomas Christiano
  • Ingrid Creppell
  • Jack Knight
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61070-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61070-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61069-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86996-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 353
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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