The Resource Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science : Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure, Stefan Hedlund

Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science : Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure, Stefan Hedlund

Label
Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science : Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure
Title
Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science
Title remainder
Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Hedlund
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates cases in which national and international activities have gone massively wrong, entailing seriously negative consequences, and in which the sophisticated analytical models of social science have ceased to be helpful. Illustrations range from the global financial crisis to the failure to achieve speedy systemic change in the former Soviet Union and the failure to achieve development in the Third World. The analysis uses as a backdrop long-term Russian history and short-term Russian encounters with unrestrained capitalism to develop a framework that is based in the so-called new institutionalism. Understanding the causes of systemic failure is shown to require an approach that spans across the increasingly specialized subdisciplines of modern social science. Demonstrating that increasing theoretical sophistication has been bought at the price of a loss of perspective and the need for sensitivity to the role of cultural and historical specificity, the book pleads the case for a new departure in seeking to model the motives for human action
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HB171
LC item number
.H475 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science : Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure, Stefan Hedlund
Publication
Note
Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 22 Dec 2011)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opportunity and self-interest -- Scope and tradition of social science -- Markets under central planning -- Russia's historical legacy -- Markets everywhere -- Institutional choice -- History matters -- Concluding discussion -- Implications for social science
Control code
ocn776967785
Extent
1 online resource (324 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521768108
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b25540142
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)776967785
  • cbo0521768101

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