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Economy and Society - Robert J. Holton

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1992
ISBN: 9780415029094
Number Of Pages: 289

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Why is economic analysis too important and too complex to be left to economists alone?
"Economy and Society" is a major landmark in the recent emergence of economic sociology. Robert Holton provides a major new synthesis of social scientific thinking on the interrelationship between economy and society. He argues for the importance of politics and culture to the functioning of the economy and draws on the strengths, but avoids the weaknesses of economic liberalism and political economy.

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"Holton tackles a subject of fundamental and varied dimensions and scores well. . . . The book should be a welcome addition to the budding discipline of economic sociology. It can be gainfully used by undergraduate and graduate students and, as a stepping-stone, by researchers and faculty." -"Choice "This is an impressive, comprehensive and interesting argument for the revival of the project of an economic sociology' as a central component in the contemporary social and political sciences.." -Peter Lassman, University of Birmingham

List of figures and tables
Introductionp. 3
Defining the Economy: A Historical, Multi-Dimensional Approachp. 7
The Differentiation of Economy and Societyp. 23
Introductionp. 49
Economic Liberalism and the Theory of the Marketp. 52
An Evaluation of the Tradition of Economic Liberalismp. 70
Political Economy: Bringing Power Back Inp. 104
Political Economy: A Critical Assessmentp. 146
Economic Sociology: Bringing Culture Back Inp. 179
Economic Sociology: An Evaluation of a Culture-Inclusive Theory of Economy and Societyp. 215
Economic Sociology: Towards a New Synthesisp. 238
Bibliographyp. 272
Name indexp. 283
Subject indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780415029094
ISBN-10: 0415029090
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 289
Published: 1st September 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.43  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1