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Shifting Involvements Private Interest and Public Action - Twentieth-Anniversary Edition

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ISBN-10: 0691092923

ISBN-13: 9780691092928

Edition: 20th 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Albert O. Hirschman, Robert H. Frank

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With chapters on private concerns and the public arena, consumer disappointment, hostility toward new wealth and the frustration of participation in public life, this text provides an overall view of private interest and public action.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.43" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction: A Private-Public Cycle?
On Disappointment
The Role of Disappointment in Preference Change
Taking Disappointment Seriously
Varieties of Consumer Disappointment
The Privileged Position of Truly Nondurable Goods
Consumer Durables
The General Hostility Toward New Wealth
Historical Evidence from the Eighteenth Century in England and France
The Manifold Case against New Goods
From Private Concerns into the Public Arena-I
Exit and Voice Reactions to Consumer Disappointment
Explaining Changes in Life-Styles: Ideology and Second-Order Volitions
From Private Concerns into the Public Arena-II
Collective Action and the Rebound Effect
Why Free Rides Are Spurned
The Frustrations of Participation in Public Life-1
The Poverty of Our Imagination
Overcommitment and Addiction
The Frustrations of Participation in Public Life-II
The Underinvolvement of Voting
A Historical Digression on the Origins of Universal Suffrage
Public Virtue Debunked
Attractions of the Private Sphere