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Essays in Socio-Economics : Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy - Amitai Etzioni

Essays in Socio-Economics

Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy

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These essays deal with various aspects of a new, rising field, socio­ economics. The field is seeking to combine the variables studied by neoclassical economists with those typically studied by other social sciences. The combination is expected to provide a better understanding of economic behavior and the economy as well as society; make more reliable predictions; and be more in line with normative values we seek to uphold. The new field, though, may be less elegant mathematically and possibly less parsimonious than neoclassical economics. Some of my ideas on this subject are included in a previously published book, The Moral Dimension: TowardA New Economics (New York: The Free Press, 1988). They also led to a formation of an international society of several thousand scholars who are interested in the field, the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. The essays at hand are in effect grouped. The first two, previously published respectively in the Journal of Economic Psychology and Business Ethics Quarterly, reflect my most recent thinking. They both have a utopian streak that may stand out especially in these days when unfeathered capitalism is the rage. The first points to people, who far from making consuming ever more their life's project, seek a less affiuent way oflife. It examines the psychological foundations and the social consequences of such an approach.

Voluntary Simplicity: Characterization, Select Psychological Implications, and Societal Consequences
A Communitarian Note on Stakeholder Theory
Opening the Preferences: A Socio-Economic Research Agenda
The Case for a Multiple-Utility Conception
Normative-Affective Factors: Toward a New Decision-Making Model
Mixed-Scanning Revisited
Making Policy for Complex Systems: A Medical Model for Economics
The Mapping of Man
Whose Morality? Which Community? What Interests? Socio-Economic and Communitarian Perspectives
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9783540644668
ISBN-10: 3540644660
Series: Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 182
Published: 21st January 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41