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

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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
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Subject
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM24
LC item number
.S54426 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hedström, Peter
  • Swedberg, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Social systems
  • Modellen
  • Sociologie
  • Theorievorming
  • Sociologie
  • Systèmes sociaux
  • Social systems
  • Sociology
  • Sociologie
  • Theorievorming
  • Modellen
  • Sociologie
  • Systèmes sociaux
  • Soziologische Theorie
  • Analytische Methode
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social mechanisms: an introductory essay / Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg -- Social mechanisms and social dynamics / Thomas C. Schelling -- A plea for mechanisms / Jon Elster -- Real virtuality / Gudmund Hernes -- Concatenations of mechanisms / Diego Gambetta -- Do economists use social mechanisms to explain? / Tyler Cowen -- Social mechanisms of dissonance reduction / Timur Kuran -- Social mechanisms without black boxes / Raymond Boudon -- Is sociological theory too grand for social mechanisms? / Axel van den Berg -- Theoretical mechanisms and the empirical study of social processes / Aage B. Sørensen -- Monopolistic competition as a mechanism: corporations, universities, and nation-states in competitive fields / Arthur L. Stinchcombe -- Rational imitation / Peter Hedström
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521596879
Lccn
97011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36621865
  • (OCoLC)ocm36621865
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social mechanisms: an introductory essay / Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg -- Social mechanisms and social dynamics / Thomas C. Schelling -- A plea for mechanisms / Jon Elster -- Real virtuality / Gudmund Hernes -- Concatenations of mechanisms / Diego Gambetta -- Do economists use social mechanisms to explain? / Tyler Cowen -- Social mechanisms of dissonance reduction / Timur Kuran -- Social mechanisms without black boxes / Raymond Boudon -- Is sociological theory too grand for social mechanisms? / Axel van den Berg -- Theoretical mechanisms and the empirical study of social processes / Aage B. Sørensen -- Monopolistic competition as a mechanism: corporations, universities, and nation-states in competitive fields / Arthur L. Stinchcombe -- Rational imitation / Peter Hedström
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9780521596879
Lccn
97011413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36621865
  • (OCoLC)ocm36621865

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