Theories of Social Order A Reader

ISBN-10: 0804746117

ISBN-13: 9780804746113

Edition: 2003

Authors: Michael Hechter, Christine Horne

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This collection of readings provides an exploration of the problem of social order. It focuses on theories rather than theorists, encouraging students to compare various factors and mechanisms, seek common analytical themes and develop a theoretical understanding of the problem of social order.
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
What is Theory?
Theory Is Explanation
Explanation in the Social Sciences
Motives and Mechanisms
Types of Social Action
Solutions to the Problem of Social Order
The Problem of Social Order
The Moral Basis of a Backward Society
Meaning
The Production of Consciousness
The Origin of Beliefs
Genesis and Development of a Scientific Fact
Play, the Game, and the Generalized Other
Meanings of Violence
Values and Norms
Civilization and Its Discontents
Egoistic Suicide
Anomic Suicide
Explaining the Emergence of Norms
Behavior in Public Places
Altruistic Punishment in Humans
Power and Authority
Leviathan
The Origin of the State
The Types of Legitimate Domination
Learning to Labor
Spontaneous Order
Cosmos and Taxis
Micromotives and Macrobehavior
The Division of Labor
The Evolution of Cooperation
The Live-and-Let-Live System in Trench Warfare in World War I
Groups and Networks
The Web of Group-Affiliations
The Strength of Weak Ties
Trust, Cohesion, and the Social Order
Individualism and Free Institutions
The Attainment of Social Order in Heterogeneous Societies
Conclusion
Index
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