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Culture Matters : Essays In Honor Of Aaron Wildavsky - Richard J. Ellis

Culture Matters

Essays In Honor Of Aaron Wildavsky

By: Richard J. Ellis (Editor), Michael Thompson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th September 1997
ISBN: 9780813331188
Number Of Pages: 275

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"Culture Matters" explores the role of political culture studies as one of the major investigative fields in contemporary political science. Culture theory was the focal point of the late Aaron Wildavsky's teaching and research for the last decade of his life, a life that profoundly affected many fields of political science from the study of the presidency to public budgeting. Hence, in this volume, original essays prepared in Wildavsky's honor examine the arenas of rationale choice, institutions, theories of change, political risk, the environment, and practical politics.

Forewordp. vii
Preface: Remembering Aaron Wildavsky, the Cultural Theoristp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Rational Choice and Cultural Choicep. 19
Social Science as Cultural Science, Rational Choice as Metaphysicsp. 21
Rational Choice and Culture: Clashing Perspectives or Complementar Modes of Analysis?p. 45
Institutions and Culturep. 57
A Cultural Theory of Organizationsp. 59
Cultures: Frameworks, Theories, and Modelsp. 79
Cultural Theories of Changep. 89
Political Culture and Political Changep. 91
A Proposed Fragmentation of the Theory of Cultural Changep. 118
Risk and Culturep. 119
The Depoliticization of Riskp. 121
What' Special About Cancer?p. 147
Culture and the Environment: Empirical Studiesp. 149
Cultural Theory, Postmaterialism, and Environmental Attitudesp. 151
Conclusionsp. 166
Seeing Green: Cultural Biases and Environmental Preferencesp. 169
Notesp. 184
Notesp. 186
Cultural Theory and Practical Policiesp. 189
Applying Cultural Theories to Practical Problemsp. 191
Rewriting the Precepts of Policy Analysisp. 216
Referencesp. 217
About the Bookp. 241
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 243
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780813331188
ISBN-10: 0813331188
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 7th September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 15.14  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1