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Economy and Society : Overviews in Economic Sociology - Alberto Martinelli

Economy and Society

Overviews in Economic Sociology

By: Alberto Martinelli (Editor), Neil J. Smelser (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 1990
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The disciplines of economics and sociology, normally quite separate, are reconciled in this volume. Amongst the many questions considered are: the formal relationship between the two disciplines in terms of logical structure, types of hypotheses and explanatory models, the distinctive ranges of empirical data which each discipline calls into question, how the substantive findings of one discipline can modify the assumptions of the other. The book explores the historical development of economic theories of society from Marx through Weber, Schumpeter, Polanyi, Parsons and debates on rationality placed in context. The contribution of economic sociology is demonstrated through critical assessments of key areas of the literature such as the state/market division in capitalist and socialist economies, the informal economy and the relation of states and economies to the international arena.

`contain(s) some provocative questions and insights those interested in macrosociological views of the economy could profit from.' - Contemporary Sociology

Introduction
Economic Sociology
Historical Threads and Analytic Issues
Cultural and Institutional Contexts of The Economy
Ideology and Economic Activity
Educational Systems and the Economy
Economic Co-Ordination and Economic Development
Market and State in Advanced Capitalist Societies
Market and State in Centrally Planned Economies
The Informal Economy
International Linkages and National Societies
International Labour Migration and Class Relations
Transnational Corporations
International Economies and Domestic Policies
International Financial Networks and Institutions
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ISBN: 9780803984172
ISBN-10: 0803984170
Series: Studies in International Sociology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 1st December 1990
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.43