It is well written throughout; very clear in the ideas and the examples used to illustrate them.
For anyone who cares about social science, Elster has done an amazing service in clearly describing the toolbox's contents and defending its importance.
Then I started reading it again, as the book tends to locate itself by my bedside and sneaks itself in my suitcase when I go on a trip.
The book was recommended to me as one that was accessible for someone who is not an academic, however, I found the book to be highly technical and not at all for the lay person. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Valuable Book
Social interactions are framed with rigor. Many social variables are introduced and examined. Researchers in sociology and behavioral science at any levels should have.Published 7 months ago by W. Sapparojpattana
This book gives Elsters view on social behavior; much of it from an economics perspective that sees rational action as the basic driver of behavior. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Science Reader
This book provides an impressive and comprehensive explanation of social behavior. Though a bit pedantic at times, maybe that is required for the sake of integrity.Published 14 months ago by Kim C. Korn
If Elster was debating the status of sociology to be a science against a well-read physical scientist, sociology would lose hands down. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dr Garry
I somewhat tend to agree with Nargis Jumanova who gave three-star to this book.
Surely, this is a valuable book, that is why i have rated four-star. Read more
Explaining Social Behavior: More Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences
This book should be a must read for students of the social sciences. Read more
Jon Elster says, "Choice remains the core concept in the social sciences." In this book he proceeds to describe the complexity behind our many choices. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Dan Wallace
No one writes about social science more incisively and brilliantly than Jon Elster. This book retains his famous edge, with sharp, well-written, knowledgeable comments that can... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by E. N. Anderson