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date: 18 November 2019

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This article discusses the emergence of a perspective that views rational choice and psychological concerns as allies: the institutional theory of political choice. It lays out a theoretical framework that could be used to integrate the internal and external explanatory mechanisms of a theory of political choice. It discusses behavioural economics as a model, followed by the properties of political choice sets. The number, labeling, and polarization of alternatives are examined. The article also looks at the concept of envoi.

Keywords: institutional theory, theoretical framework, explanatory mechanisms, political choice, behavioural economics, political choice sets, alternatives, envoi

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