History Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics

History  Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics

This book seeks to advance social economic analysis, economic methodology, and the history of economic thought in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship and socio-economic concerns.

Author: Wilfred Dolfsma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429577475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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This book seeks to advance social economic analysis, economic methodology, and the history of economic thought in the context of twenty-first-century scholarship and socio-economic concerns. Bringing together carefully selected chapters by leading scholars it examines the central contributions that John Davis has made to various areas of scholarship. In recent decades, criticisms of mainstream economics have rekindled interest in a number of areas of scholarly inquiry that were frequently ignored by mainstream economic theory and practice during the second half of the twentieth century, including social economics, economic methodology and history of economic thought. This book contributes to a growing literature on the revival of these areas of scholarship and highlights the pivotal role that John Davis’s work has played in the ongoing revival. Together, the international panel of contributors show how Davis’s insights in complexity theory, identity, and stratification are key to understanding a reconfigured economic methodology. They also reveal that Davis’s willingness to draw from multiple academic disciplines gives us a platform for interrogating mainstream economics and provides the basis for a humane yet scientific alternative. This unique volume will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers across social economics, history of economic thought, economic methodology, political economy and philosophy of social science.
Categories: Business & Economics

How Social Forces Impact the Economy

How Social Forces Impact the Economy

Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series Editor : John B. Davis , Marquette University This series presents new ... Welfare Economics An Interpretive History Roger McCain History , Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social ...

Author: Steven Pressman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000062892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Social forces are important determinants of how people behave, how economies work at the macroeconomic level, and the effectiveness of economic policies. However, this dimension is generally overlooked in mainstream economics. How Social Forces Impact the Economy demonstrates that a broader conception of social economics provides for a better understanding of how economies work as a whole. This book argues that adopting a truly social approach to economics opens the door to studying how people form preferences, and how they learn by taking cues from others about how to behave and what to consume. Each chapter contributor works to highlight the breadth of new insights and possibilities that emerge from a fuller understanding of social economics. Part I focuses on microeconomics, bringing individual behaviors and individual entrepreneurs into a more social context. Part II focuses on macroeconomic topics, such as how money and quasi-monies (like Bitcoins) are social, how money developed as a social institution, and how social forces matter for economic development. Finally, Part III looks at the consequences of considering social factors when it comes to policy: environmental policy, industrial policy, and policies promoting greater equality. This book is invaluable reading to anyone interested in the relationship between economics and sociology, how social forces affect policy effectiveness, human behavior, and the overall economy.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Gift in the Economy and Society

The Gift in the Economy and Society

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics. Welfare Economics An Interpretive History Roger McCain History, Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, D. Wade Hands and ...

Author: Stefan Kesting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000333350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

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Mainstream economics offers a perspective on the gift which is constructed around exchange, axioms of self-interest, instrumental rationality and utility-maximisation – concepts that predominate within conventional forms of economic analysis. Recognising the gift as an example of social practice underpinned by social institutions, this book moves beyond this utilitarian approach to explore perspectives on the gift from social and institutional economics. Through contributions from an international and interdisciplinary cast of authors, the chapters explore key questions such as: what is the relationship between social institutions, on the one hand, and gift, exchange, reciprocity on the other? What are the social mechanisms that underpin gift and gift-giving actions? And finally, what is the relationship between individuals, societies, gift-giving and cooperation? The answers to these questions and others serve to highlight the importance of the analysis of gift in economics and other social sciences. The book also demonstrates the potential of the analysis of the gift to contribute to solving current problems for humanity at various levels of social aggregation. This key text makes a significant contribution to the literature on the gift which will be of interest to readers of heterodox economics, social anthropology, philosophy of economics, sociology and political philosophy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Analysis of Socio Economic Conditions

Analysis of Socio Economic Conditions

Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series Editor: John B. Davis, Marquette University This series presents new ... History, Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, D. Wade Hands and ...

Author: Gianni Betti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000363463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Showcasing fuzzy set theory, this book highlights the enormous potential of fuzzy logic in helping to analyse the complexity of a wide range of socio-economic patterns and behaviour. The contributions to this volume explore the most up-to-date fuzzy-set methods for the measurement of socio-economic phenomena in a multidimensional and/or dynamic perspective. Thus far, fuzzy-set theory has primarily been utilised in the social sciences in the field of poverty measurement. These chapters examine the latest work in this area, while also exploring further applications including social exclusion, the labour market, educational mismatch, sustainability, quality of life and violence against women. The authors demonstrate that real-world situations are often characterised by imprecision, uncertainty and vagueness, which cannot be properly described by the classical set theory which uses a simple true–false binary logic. By contrast, fuzzy-set theory has been shown to be a powerful tool for describing the multidimensionality and complexity of social phenomena. This book will be of significant interest to economists, statisticians and sociologists utilising quantitative methods to explore socio-economic phenomena.
Categories: Business & Economics

Human Nature in Modern Economics

Human Nature in Modern Economics

Routledge Advances in Social Economics Series Editor: John B. Davis Marquette University is series presents new ... History, Methodology and Identity for a 21st Century Social Economics Edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, D. Wade Hands and ...

Author: Anna Horodecka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000605464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Human Nature in Modern Economics offers a precise definition of the concept of human nature in economics, something that is so far lacking in the theoretical and methodological literature. This book develops tools for the analysis of human nature through the construction of the author’s meta-model – based on anthropological and psychological foundations – allowing for comparisons of anthropological assumptions made in economic theories. The model demonstrates that the normative functions of human nature may affect the economic reality. The chapters argue that the concept of human nature determines our thinking about the economy and economics, including fundamental methodologies, methods and theories. Thus, the differences between various economic schools may result from the different assumptions of these schools about human nature. Those evolving views of human nature proceed to explain the development of both orthodox (mainstream) and heterodox economics. The book marks a significant addition to the literature on the history of economic thought, heterodox economics, economic theory and economic methodology. For students, it is a supplement to standard textbooks as it explains the current state of economics, especially in its heterodox branches. It will allow scholars to discover the importance of what they assume about human nature and how it may influence their research process.
Categories: Business & Economics

History and Identity

History and Identity

Conclusion In a wonderfully personal account of historiographical developments over the past half century that ... It reflects the argument I have been making in this chapter, namely that the 'new social history' is one that is infused ...

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107011403

Category: History

Page: 270

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This introduction to contemporary historical theory and practice shows how issues of identity have shaped how we write history. Stefan Berger charts how a new self-reflexivity about what is involved in the process of writing history entered the historical profession and the part that historians have played in debates about the past and its meaningfulness for the present. He introduces key trends in the theory of history such as postmodernism, poststructuralism, constructivism, narrativism and the linguistic turn and reveals, in turn, the ways in which they have transformed how historians have written history over the last four decades. The book ranges widely from more traditional forms of history writing, such as political, social, economic, labour and cultural history, to the emergence of more recent fields, including gender history, historical anthropology, the history of memory, visual history, the history of material culture, and comparative, transnational and global history.
Categories: History

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

The Shifting Boundaries Between Economics and Other Social Sciences Ben Fine, Dimitris Milonakis ... Davis, J. (2006b) 'Social Identity Strategies in Recent Economics', Journal ofEconomic Methodology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 371–90.

Author: Ben Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134099375

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.
Categories: Business & Economics

After Industry The Economic and Social Consequences of Deindustrialization

After Industry     The Economic and Social Consequences of Deindustrialization

“Belonging, place and identity in the 21st century in Social Beings,” in Future Belongings: Reimagining the Social, ... “Biography: account, text, method,” in: Biography and Society the Life History Approach in the Social Sciences, ...

Author: Jon Warren

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889667505

Category: Science

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Categories: Science

Handbook of Psychology History of Psychology

Handbook of Psychology  History of Psychology

SOCIAL HEAVENS AND THE NEW CENTURY that “Social psychology is an ancient discipline. ... Contrasted with this situated historical perspective is a narrative accounting of social psychology that charts the field's rise and contributions ...

Author:

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470619018

Category: Psychology

Page: 688

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Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
Categories: Psychology

A History of Economic Theory and Method

A History of Economic Theory and Method

Actively involved in the design and implementation of English social and economic legislation for over thirty years, ... Be that as it may, it would be almost impossible to find anyone in the nineteenth century who saw more clearly the ...

Author: Robert B. Ekelund, Jr.

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 9781478611066

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 733

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Known for its clarity, comprehensiveness, and balance, the latest edition of A History of Economic Theory and Method continues that tradition of excellence. Ekelund and Hébert’s survey provides historical and international contexts for how economic models have served social needs throughout the centuries—beginning with the ancient Greeks through the present time. The authors not only trace ideas that have persisted but skillfully demonstrate that past, discredited ideas also have a way of spawning critical thinking and encouraging new directions in economic analysis. Coverage that distinguishes the Sixth Edition from its predecessors includes a detailed analysis of economic solutions by John Stuart Mill and Edwin Chadwick to problems raised by the Industrial Revolution; the role of psychology and “experiments” in understanding demand and consumer behavior; discussions of modern economic theory as it interrelates with other social sciences; and a close look at the historical development of the critical role of entrepreneurship, both in its productive and unproductive variants. The authors’ creative approach gives readers a feel for the thought processes of the great minds in economics and underscores key ideas impacting contemporary thought and practice. Well-crafted discussions are further enriched by absorbing examples and figures. Thorough suggested reading lists give options for more in-depth explorations by interested readers.
Categories: Business & Economics