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Rationality, Identity, and Expression

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  • Calvert, R.
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    Psychological identification with a group is often posited as a fundamental motivation in politics. Identity then serves a motivating force, in that it demands solidarity with a group, determines expectations or interpretations of the actions of others, and dictates adherence to principles. This survey attemps to clarify both the differences and complementarities by examining rational-choice contributions to two areas in political science: (1) voting, party, and ideology; and (2) ethnic politics and ethnic conflict.

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    Paper provided by Western Sydney - School of Business And Technology in its series Papers with number 210.

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    Length: 44 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:wesybu:210

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    Keywords: BEHAVIOUR ; EXPECTATIONS ; IDENTITY;

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