The Power of Beliefs

Posted: 25 May 2022

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Margaret Levi

Stanford University - Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Date Written: May 2022

Abstract

My commitment to combining normative concerns with empirical social science led, perhaps a bit counterintuitively, to early adoption of rational choice political economy. However, it was a modified form of rational choice that takes into account ethical and societal concerns. This was the approach I applied to considerations of compliance and consent with government, what makes a trustworthy government, the formation of legitimating beliefs, and finally the construction of an expanded and inclusive community of fate as a building block for a new moral political economy.

Suggested Citation

Levi, Margaret, The Power of Beliefs (May 2022). Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 25, pp. 1-19, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4119362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-polisci-051120-013517

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