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Rational Choice Theory  

A theory of political behaviour, which builds on the notion that individuals will seek to maximize preferences, or at least optimize behaviour, within a rule-governed order.

(Michael M. Atkinson. 1993. Governing Canada: Institutions and Public Policy. Toronto: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Canada Inc., p.27 )



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