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

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

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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
Contributor
Editor
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 story-telling, on the one hand, and grand theorizing and universal social laws, on the other. For social theory to be of use for the working social scientist, it must attain a high level of precision and provide a toolbox from which middle range theories can be constructed.--
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hedström, Peter
  • Swedberg, Richard
Series statement
  • Studies in rationality and social change
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Sociology
  • Social systems
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511663901
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9780511663901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511663901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103567766
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström and Richard Swedberg, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511663901
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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
Control code
CR9780511663901
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 340 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511663901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103567766

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