Economics Sociology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415392225

ISBN-13: 9780415392228

Edition: 2007

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Economic sociology re-emerged in the 1980s as a vibrant subfield confronting economic theory and important economic issues. However, work in this field is scattered and inaccessible to the novice. This book addresses this problem and presents a clear, comprehensive and wide-ranging account of economic sociology.
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List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Economic sociology unbound
Intellectual history and foundations: legacies of classical sociology
Rebirth: political economy and new economic sociology
New economic sociology: fundamental concepts
The basics of economic sociology
Structural embeddedness
Cognitive embeddedness
Cultural embeddedness
Institutional embeddedness
Political embeddedness
Traditions within economic sociology
Limitations of new economic sociology
Sociology and economics. Economic theory and its sociological critique
The significant other: neoclassical economics and institutional economics
Rational actors and rational choice
Competition and assuming markets: efficiency, equilibrium, and evolution
Overall evaluation: economics and its sociological critique
Advances in economic theory
The rise of markets and economic development
Economists and development
What is "capitalism"?
Sociology and the rise of capitalism
Marxist theory: classes and dialectics
Max Weber: institutions and organizations
Durkheim, modernity, and capitalism
Values of modernity and development: modernization theory
Marxism's revenge: dependency theory and world-systems theory
Weber returns: institutional and state-centered theory
States and development: growth versus stagnation
Development: lessons and the future
The state, public policy, and economic organization
Efficiency, competition, and "regression to the norm"
States and economies
The state's ability to act in the economy
Policy regimes: a cross-national comparison
The American model
The British model
The French model
The German model
East Asian models
Policies: change and continuity
Global policy paradigms: Keynesianism, monetarism, and welfare
Keynesianism
Monetarism
Evaluating Keynesianism and monetarism
Comparison of welfare policies
Unintended outcomes: states and informal economies
Comparisons, evaluations, conclusions
State centered, market centered, and mixed: a comparison
The heart of the economy: Organizations and corporations
The economists' view: organizations, markets, and efficiency
New institutional economies (NIE)
Sociological explanations: institutions, states, power, and culture
Organizations as structured class power and capitalist logics
Weberian and neo-Weberian views
Organizations as "myth and ceremony": neoinstitutionalism
Class plus institutions: William Roy's synthesis
Cross-national variation: different organizational forms
Alternative to the formal organization: "networked organization"
Work and organizations
Conclusion: organizations and the modern economy
Economies, inequality, and mobility
Class and economy
Economies shape classes
Classes shape economies: the case of American doctors
The challenge of class and economic sociology
Race, ethnicity, and economy
Race and ethnicity in the American economy
Ethnicity and the economy: ethnic economies and ethnic enclaves
Race and ethnicity: class in sheep's clothing?
Race and ethnicity in European economies
Race, ethnicity and economy: the challenge and the future
Gendered economies: glass ceilings and second shifts
"Gendered economies"
How a gendered economy reproduces inequality
The "second shift"
Change in gender and the economy
The challenge of gender and economies
The great experiment: markets in the shadows of socialism
The Soviet economy
Logics of the Soviet economy and the coming of crisis
Revisiting the birth of capitalism: post-socialist market-building
Russian economic reform after the collapse of communism
The liberalized economy versus the state, mafiia, and shadow economy
Privatization: the politics of property
Monetization: market versus virtual value
Impact of market-building reforms
A post-socialist success story: China
Lessons of post-socialism for economic sociology
Brave new world? A critical examination of "globalization"
The muddles
Forces for and against globalization
Promoting globalization
Resisting globalization
New phenomenon - or return to the norm?
Globalization versus regionalization
The disconnect: global economies and national institutions
And the moral is...?
Conclusion: Remaining challenges of economic sociology in the new millennium
The lessons
Structure and actors
Economies and power culture
The intellectual-theoretical agenda
Breaking out of the shadow of economics
A more unified theory
The normative (social-political) agenda
Social justice
Structures and balance
Deliberation at heart
Concept guide and glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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