Jon elsters ulysses unbound studies in rationality precommitment and constraints takes a hard nosed approach to the question of why governments would agree to commit themselves under a constitution his analogy of ulysses bound while passing the sirens is extremely helpful the book is filled with both theoretical insights and discussions of cases from not only the us but also europe. Ulysses unbound studies in rationality precommitment and constraints kindle edition by jon elster download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading ulysses unbound studies in rationality precommitment and constraints. A sequel to ulysses and the sirens ulysses unbound is the better work the result no doubt of more thought the topic on self restriction is an interesting even important one but elsters rational choice psychology was not quite up to the job nor was his resurrection of the ancient dichotomy between reason and the passions. This provocative book argues that very often common sense fails sometimes it is simply the case that less is more people may benefit from being constrained in their options or from being ignorant the three long essays that constitute this book revise and expand the ideas developed in jon elsters classic study ulysses and the sirens. Ulysses unbound studies in rationality precommitment and constraints by elster jon and jon elster available in trade paperback on powellscom also read synopsis and reviews this provocative book argues that very often people may benefit from being constrained in their
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