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The Handbook of Economic Sociology

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 14th Aug 1994
Dimensions: w 178mm h 254mm d 54mm
Weight: 1828g
ISBN-10: 0691034486
ISBN-13: 9780691034485
Barcode No: 9780691034485
Synopsis
During recent years social scientists have come to reaffirm that understanding almost any facet of social life requires a simultaneous understanding of how economic institutions work and how they are influenced by values and norms. Sociology, and especially economic sociology, is well equipped to be of assistance in this endeavor. Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg bring together leading sociologists, economists, and political scientists in The Handbook of Economic Sociology, the first comprehensive view of this vital and growing field.During recent years social scientists have come to reaffirm that understanding almost any facet of social life requires a simultaneous understanding of how economic institutions work and how they are influenced by values and norms. Sociology, and especially economic sociology, is well equipped to be of assistance in this endeavor. Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg bring together leading sociologists, economists, and political scientists in The Handbook of Economic Sociology, the first comprehensive view of this vital and growing field.

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"A unique and invaluable survey of this rapidly developing field of scholarship."--"Choice" "This excellent volume is a compilation of some of the best writing in this field over the past decade, including basic works like Oliver Williamson's transaction cost theory of the firm, and [is] a helpful comparison of economic sociology to mainstream economics"--Francis Fukuyama, "Foreign Affairs"