Action, Rationalism and Social Change

  • Robert LerouxEmail author


The sociology of action occupies a central place in the sociological tradition. In France, Raymond Boudon, who was one of the leading champions of that tradition, attempted for many years to define and specify it. For him, the sociology of action called into play two essential principles: The first holds that any social phenomenon always results from attitudes, beliefs, “and generally from individual behavior.

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  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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