Individualism: Theories and Methods

Individualism: Theories and Methods


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Individualism: Theories and Methods by John Gaffney

Individualism brings together essays by eminent social scientists from several countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198273240
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/1990
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Part IWhat is Methodological Individualism?15
1.The Gaffe-Avoiding Animal or a Bundle of Hypotheses17
2.Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences33
3.Marxism and Methodological Individualism46
4.Marxism and Rational Choice62
Part IIThe Historical Conditions of Sociological Individualism93
5.Community, Individualism, and Culture95
6.The Citizen-Individual in Western Christianity116
7.Individualism and Citizenship141
Part IIIIndividualism and Collective Action191
8.Individual Mobilization and Collective Action193
9.Individualism, Mobilization, and Collective Action216
10.Individual Action, Collective Action and Workers' Strategy239
Part IVIndividualism and Democracy267
11.Is the Voter an Individualist?269
12.On the Rationality of Democratic Choice295

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