The Resource Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg

Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg

Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory
Title
Social mechanisms
Title remainder
an analytical approach to social theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The advancement of social theory requires an analytical approach that systematically seeks to explicate the social mechanisms that generate and explain observed associations between events. These essays, written by prominent social scientists, advance criticisms of current trends in social theory and suggest alternative approaches. The mechanism approach calls attention to an intermediary level of analysis, in between pure description and storytelling on the one hand, and grand theorizing and universal social laws on the other. For social theory to be of use to working social scientists, it must attain a high level of precision and provide a toolbox from which middle-range theories can be constructed
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
301/.01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM24
LC item number
.S54426 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in rationality and social change
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Contents
1. Social mechanisms: An introductory essay / Peter Hedstrom and Richard Swedberg -- 2. Social mechanisms and social dynamics / Thomas C. Schelling -- 3. A plea for mechanisms / Jon Elster -- 4. Real virtuality / Gudmund Hernes -- 5. Concatenations of mechanisms / Diego Gambetta -- 6. Do economists use social mechanisms to explain? / Tyler Cowen -- 7. Social mechanisms of dissonance reduction / Timur Kuran -- 8. Social mechanisms without black boxes / Raymond Boudon -- 9. Is sociological theory too grand for social mechanisms? / Axel van den Berg -- 10. Theoretical mechanisms and the empirical study of social processes / Aage B. Sorensen -- 11. Monopolistic competition as a mechanism: Corporations, universities, and nation-states in competitive fields / Arthur L. Stinchcombe -- 12. Rational imitation / Peter Hedstrom
Control code
000013126398
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Isbn
9780521596879
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
97011413
Other physical details
ill.
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System control number
  • 13126398lt
  • (OCoLC)36621865

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