Stephen Peter Rosen is Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University. In this ambitious volume he attempts to counter the view that economic- rationality models of human behavior adequately explain human decision making. He defines economic rational- ity as the assumption that people “have a stable, ordered, and consistent set of preferences and that they have a stable way of making choices about how to use scarce resources in a manner that gives them the most utility for a given expenditure of resources.” Rosen at- tempts to demonstrate the inadequacy of economic rationality to explain or predict human behavior by drawing on a wide range of empirical research.
Cook, Martin L.
"War and Human Nature,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 66
, Article 15.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol66/iss1/15