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Rational Choice, Area Expertise, and Democratic Transition in Developing Societies

HeeMin Kim

in Korean Democracy in Transition

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780813129945
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135748 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.003.0001
Rational Choice, Area Expertise, and Democratic Transition in Developing Societies

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This chapter discusses rational choice theory and the aims and purposes of this book. Rational choice theory has been applied in many subfields of political science, such as international relations and American politics. This theory assumes methodological individualism and purposeful action. The main focus of this book is the democratic transition in Korea, which this chapter treats as a succession of events.

Keywords: rational choice theory; political science; international relations; American politics; methodological individualism; democratic transition; Korea; succession of events

Chapter.  1482 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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