Social Economics

Social Economics

An economic theory that studies the problem of power may not overlook the fact
of stratification. §28. THE INDIVIDUAL IN ECONOMIC SOCIETY The social
training as economic education—The social nature of needs and impulses—The
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Author: Friedrich von Wieser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136510588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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Social Economics holds a place in the literature of the Austrian School such as John Stuart Mill's Political Economy holds in the literature of classical theory. It sums up, systematises and extends the doctrines developed by the founder of the school, the author and his fellow workers.
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The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

The goal of this Companion to Social Economics is to highlight the salient themes
and leading ideas of contemporary social economics, particularly as they have
been broadly developed in recent research, and as they are likely to contribute to
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Author: John Bryan Davis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848442771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

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I highly recommend this volume for all scholars interested in challenging conventional wisdom about how a capitalist economy works, and willing to call into question assumptions that narrow our interpretation, preventing more socially beneficial practices from being implemented. International Sociology Davis and Dolfsma have edited a volume of 36 essays that provides a first-rate introduction to the recent cutting-edge scholarship in social economics. . . the volume provides an impressive and broad array of articles covering traditional social economic topics. . . Each essay is an excellent point of entry into social economic thought. This volume will be of great interest to economists writing in the heterodox tradition and/or to mainstream economists seeking a richer analysis of socioeconomic relationships. Highly recommended. Q.M. Duroy, Choice As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come. Providing concise discussion and an indication of what to expect in future decades, this interdisciplinary Companion will be of great interest to students and academics of social economics and socio-economics, as well as institutional, evolutionary and heterodox economics. It will also appeal to management scholars and those concerned with business ethics.
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Social Economics

Social Economics

For the purposes ofthischapter,socialeconomics may bedefinedasthe
socioeconomic analysis of human behavior within a broad economic, social, and
political context for the purpose of improving the quality of lifeand enhancing
human ...

Author: Edward O'Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134776191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Social Economics is a way of thinking about economic affairs that begins with the philosphical foundations. It begins at this level, frequently overlooked by mainstream economists, to illustrate how critical premises are in the construction of an economy and the repair of a dysfunctional economy. Social Economics uses these premises to undertake a rich range of empirical and policy related work. Much of this work is represented in this volume, which brings together leading practioners from the field of social economics. Subjects addressed include: * values and premises in social economics * justice, solidarity and community * repairing the dysfunction of capitalist economies * the transition from command economies
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Handbook of Social Economics

Handbook of Social Economics

Jess Benhabib, Matthew O. Jackson, Alberto Bisin. Jess Benhabib Matthew O.
Jackson Alberto Bisin Social Economics VOLUME 1A NORTH-HOLLAND
HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS VOLUME 1A INTRODUCTION TO THE
SERIES.

Author: Jess Benhabib

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444531872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

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Through the use of new economic data and tools, the contributors survey an array of social interactions and decisions that typify homo economicus. Their work brings order to the sometimes conflicting claims that countries, environments, beliefs, and other influences make on our economic decisions.
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Preface to Social Economics

Preface to Social Economics

Economic Theory and Social Problems John Maurice Clark, Moses Abramovitz,
Eli Ginzberg. VIII A CONTRIBUTION TO THE THEORY OF COMPETITIVE PRICE
* IN formulating economic laws, the student has the choice of two policies.

Author: John Maurice Clark

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831789

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 435

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Economics both describes the way economic forces work and studies the effi ciency, or ineffi ciency, that results. These two aspects of economics have probably never been wholly separated, and it is debatable how far it is possible or desirable to separate them. The question will ultimately be answered by evaluating these different theoretical methods in terms of the results they deliver. The theory of economic effi ciency uniquely incorporates problem of ideals of good conduct and welfare; in short, of morals and ethics. Preface to Social Economics presents thumbnail sketches describing the growth of our awareness of social problems over the past century. Beginning in the nineteenth century, the sciences, both natural and social, made us aware of many factors governing our behavior. With the discovery of controllable external social causes, the responsibility for problems (and change) shifted from the individual to the group. Studies of industrial accidents are an example. When it was learned that the number of injuries per hour increases with the length of the working day and with the absence of mechanical safeguards, it led to a demand for shorter hours, safety laws, and compulsory accident insurance. Similarly, as we begin to understand the connection between the rate of interest with booms in building, unemployment ceases to be a matter of individual responsibility and becomes a problem for business and society. This classic book, initially published in 1936, illumines a growing knowledge of controllable causes of social evils. John Maurice Clark was a long-time professor of economics at Columbia University. Th e editors of this volume Moses Abramovitz and Eli Ginzberg were both students of Clark, and prepared this volume under his direct supervision.
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Social Economics

Social Economics

But the analytical implications of social behavior—whatever the motivation—are
frequently similar to those of signaling behavior, as in this discussion of quality
escalation by leaders. 3. Escalated Qualities and Efficiency The separating ...

Author: Gary Stanley Becker

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674020642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Economists assume that people make choices based on their preferences and their budget constraints. The preferences and values of others play no role in the standard economic model. This feature has been sharply criticized by other social scientists, who believe that the choices people make are also conditioned by social and cultural forces. Economists, meanwhile, are not satisfied with standard sociological and anthropological concepts and explanations because they are not embedded in a testable, analytic framework. In this book, Gary Becker and Kevin Murphy provide such a framework by including the social environment along with standard goods and services in their utility functions. These extended utility functions provide a way of analyzing how changes in the social environment affect people's choices and behaviors. More important, they also provide a way of analyzing how the social environment itself is determined by the interactions of individuals. Using this approach, the authors are able to explain many puzzling phenomena, including patterns of drug use, how love affects marriage patterns, neighborhood segregation, the prices of fine art and other collectibles, the social side of trademarks, the rise and fall of fads and fashions, and the distribution of income and status.
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The Social Economics of Health Care

The Social Economics of Health Care

ADVANCES IN SOCIAL ECONOMICS Edited by John B. Davis Marquette
University This series presents new advances and developments in social
economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social
values and ...

Author: John B Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134621491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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For too long now, the issue of health care reform has been dominated by the techniques of mainstream economics and the constant application of the tools of cost-benefit analysis to an area that does not suit it. Issues such as privacy, genetic testing and the allocation of organ transplants require a more sensitive approach to the setting of budgets, and so a more socially responsible attitude towards health care economics is emerging. John Davis has gathered together an impressive range of contributors to explore these phenomena.
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Social Economics and Entrepreneurship

Social Economics and Entrepreneurship

Moreover, in an attempt to see if there are any particular types of continuity
between the general economic logic that enables the respondents (see Figure 1-
1) and the economic and the social criteria, we have calculated the percentages
for ...

Author: Georgeta Raţă

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443858755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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In the context of recent changes in the economic and social spheres, one of the most important topics of interest for researchers is the analysis of the way in which social economics and entrepreneurship may be used as successful approaches in social work. This type of approach has seen a remarkable increase in popularity, and has implications for social, economic, and political organisations, as well as for the design of governing policies and strategies at local, regional, national, and even international levels. Social Economics and Entrepreneurship deals with core topics such as social economics management, human resources, and the impact of economics on social development. The book will appeal mainly to researchers involved in these fields, though the 21 essays compiled here are also a useful starting-point for a wider audience wishing to familiarise themselves with these subjects.
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Studies in Social Economics

Studies in Social Economics

How economics, from the beginning, modified and completed philosophical
conclusions. In them, materialism found this social principle: the shared pursuit
and creation of wealth and welfare. In them, spiritualism found this social
principle: the ...

Author: Léon Walras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136975554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Léon Walras (1834–1910) is one of the four or five most important economic theorists in the history of the science. The present book is a complete English translation of the second edition (1936) of his Études d’économie sociale (1896), in which he applies economic theory to real problems, presents the essence of his normative economic ideas, and reveals himself to have also been a great thinker on human nature, justice, mores, and the structure of scientific inquiry and knowledge. The book will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in the area of the history of economics as well as those interested in Walrasian topics, such as social justice, taxation, intellectual property, and land ownership.
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Studies in Social Economics

Studies in Social Economics

Author: University of Missouri. School of Social Economy

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ISBN: UOM:39015008967112

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The Social Economics of Poverty

The Social Economics of Poverty

Christopher B.Barrett Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the
economics of bei ng poor we woul d know much of the economics that really
matters. (T.W.Schultz 1980) 1.1 Why social economics? As T.W.Schultz asserted
in ...

Author: Christopher B. Barrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135993740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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A unique analysis of the moral and social dimensions of microeconomic behaviour in developing countries, this book calls into question standard notions of rationality and many of the assumptions of neo-classical economics, and shows how these are inappropriate in communities with widespread disparity in incomes. This book will prove to be essential for students studying development economics.
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Gunton s Magazine of Social Economics and Political Science

Gunton s Magazine of Social Economics and Political Science

INSTITUTE WORK The Point of View It will be seen by the curriculum that the
Institute work for October covers two general subjects : ( 1 ) The Field and
Function of Social Economics ; ( 2 ) The Influence of Industrial Life on Social and
Political ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101065211482

Category: Economics

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Categories: Economics

The Social Economics of Jean Baptiste Say

The Social Economics of Jean Baptiste Say

Jean-Baptiste Say's early sympathy with idéologie marked his economics in
subtle but distinct ways. In particular, Say's focus on education and instruction as
helping to bring about social stability by teaching people their true interests was a
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Author: Evelyn L. Forget

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134630806

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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This book uses archival and published sources to place Say in context, at the confluence of several major currents in social philosophy. The Say that emerges from this study is far from being the one dimensional popularizer of Smith and proponent of libertarian ideology that he is often depicted as. Rather he is an eighteenth-century republican trying to knit togther support for free markets and industrial development with a profound respect for the importance of the legislator, the administrator and the educator in the creation and maintenance of civil society
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The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

If economics means allocation in conditions of scarcity, then The Theory of the
Leisure Class (1899) cannot be regarded as a work of economics. In his social
psychology of spending and show, Veblen is concerned not with the
niggardliness ...

Author: David A. Reisman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857932198

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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'Fascination with the economics of Thorstein Veblen is today no less than it was fifty years ago. Many books have been written about his life and ideas. But David Reisman breaks new ground by providing one of the best and most comprehensive explainations of Veblen's thought. Written in a strikingly fresh and lucid style, this work is one of the landmarks of the literature on this great and enduringly relevant economist.' Geoffrey M. Hodgson, University of Hertfordshire, UK 'Considering the inability of conventional economics to comprehend the socio-economic convulsions over the past few years in so many countries, it is surely time to try something else. David Reisman's The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen thus appears at a most opportune moment. This original analytical study is the best introduction into Veblen's work that I know of, and will, I trust, encourage a renewal of interest in possibly the most unjustly neglected of economists. Reisman's primary contention that there is despite obstacles to comprehension created by Veblen's personal idiosyncrasies and unconventional literary style a Veblen structure of thought, or general system, is fully confirmed by the evidence presented in his book. In this demonstration lies its great merit.' Samuel Hollander, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 'Veblen is a notoriously difficult economist to read and understand. He was, however, unequivocal in his scorn for neoclassical economics, whose demise he took pleasure in predicting. In light of the limp excuses offered by the economics profession for its failure to anticipate the current global financial crisis, Reisman's incisive analysis of Veblen's writings suggests that were Veblen alive today, he would be revelling in schadenfreude. This timely book will make uncomfortable reading for neoclassical economists.' Douglas Mair, Heriot-Watt University, UK 'Reisman offers a brilliant distillation of Veblen's jaundiced purview of the social, psychological and pecuniary motivations that have driven man the social animal in his economic life down the ages, from noble savage to predatory barbarian in his ancient, modern, and potential guises. Avoiding hagiography, this book exposes Veblen's exaggerations as well as his compelling institutional insights into the evolution of capitalism and socialism. Reisman's own intellectual sweep in explaining and criticising Veblen demonstrate political economy at its best.' Roger Sandilands, University of Strathclyde, UK Thorstein Veblen was a multidisciplinary social scientist whose original insights continue to inspire debate. Rather than focusing on allocation, markets and scarcity, his perspective on economics was rather one of Darwinian evolution and perpetual development, unfolding conventions and interpersonal constraints. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive book determines that Veblen's disparate theories of conspicuous consumption, imperial Germany, the giant corporation and the speculation-led cycle all add up to a consistent and coherent world-view. Veblen was a fascinating author who deserves to be read for himself. This penetrating new interpretation demonstrates that he also identified a serious threat to property and peace in the form of irresponsible finance and frustrated workmanship. He believed corporate capitalism was at risk from its internal contradictions. This lucid book assesses the logic behind Veblen's stark and apocalyptic vision. The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen examines all of Veblen's books and articles, revealing that they are closely integrated to form an organic whole. It will prove valuable for scholars and students interested in sociological theory, politics and political economy, history and institutional economics.
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The Social Economics of Human Material Need

The Social Economics of Human Material Need

John B . Davis The concept of need , that is , human material need , is perhaps
one of the most paradoxical of economic concepts . On the one hand , the idea of
need seems an inescapable dimension of economic life . We can hardly begin to
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Author: Davis, John Bryan Davis

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809319217

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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This collection of seven essays, a project of the Association for Social Economics, challenges the conventional paradigm of mainstream economics?which rejects human need as a viable concept?and seeks to establish a new paradigm grounded in human material need under its two distinct aspects: physical need and the need for work as such. In the Introduction, John B. Davis maintains that mainstream economic theory denies that needs can be distinguished from wants and so does not recognize the importance of this dimension of economic life. He argues that it is virtually impossible to discuss the economy without addressing the individuals, families, and communities whose needs go unmet and who thus become the focus of social and economic policies. The contributors establish in their essays a philosophical and methodological foundation to explain the nature of need and its centrality to economics. They present a new socioeconomic paradigm based on human material need, which is presented in the context of the three principles that organize economic affairs?competition, cooperation, and intervention?and which is underlaid by the social values of freedom, community, and equality. Essayists strive to incorporate the duality of human nature?the recognition that every human being is at once an individual and a social being?in their definition of human physical need and the need for work. They further address unmet individual material need through private- and public-sector remedies. The essays include "Need as a Mode of Discourse," by Warren J. Samuels; "The Person and the Social Economy: Needs, Values, and Principles," by Peter L. Danner; "Human Physical Need: A Concept That Is Both Absolute and Relative," by Edward J. O'Boyle; "Government Participation to Address Human Material Need," by Anthony E. Scaperlanda; "The Need for Work as Such: Self-Expression and Belonging," by Edward J. O'Boyle; "Social Management and the Self-Managed Firm," by Severyn T. Bruyn; and "Reconstruction of Mainstream Economics and the Market Economy," by John B. Davis and Edward J. O'Boyle.
Categories: Social Science

Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development

Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development

J.K. NYORO AND I.K. NGUGI 1 Introduction The performance of smallholder
producer organizations impacts on the economic and social welfare of the poor in
countries such as Kenya. Cooperatives, defined as user-owned, user-controlled ...

Author: Christopher Brendan Barrett

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845932695

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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This book focuses on the experience of decentralization in rural Kenya and is presented in two parts under the following themes: (i) successes and failures of decentralization (chapters 2-6); and (ii) socioeconomic and institutional preconditions for successful decentralization (chapters 7-10). The text will be of interest to researchers and students in social sciences and development studies, and to policy makers in international aid agencies, non-governmental development organizations and government ministries. A subject index is included.
Categories: Political Science

The Birth of Economics as a Social Science

The Birth of Economics as a Social Science

... J Elster (1989), The cement of society. A study of social order, Cambridge,
Cambridge University Press. ... EL Forget (1999), The social economics of Jean-
Baptiste Say: Market and virtue, London, Routledge. EL Forget (2003), 'Jean-
Baptiste ...

Author: Francesca Dal Degan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429537585

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

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Although considered a classic thinker, Sismondi is seldom discussed, at least in English. In this context, this volume offers a key reference work on the intellectual and economic contribution of Sismondi to the economic, political, and social sciences. The book explores his works in order to rediscover the direction of a viable path to individual and public happiness. Through examining Sismondi’s work, The Birth of Economics as a Social Science contributes to the current debate on the relationships between liberty, interpersonal relations, and wealth. Moreover, Dal Degan presents an analytical and historical example of the ways in which an author from the past attempted to connect these aspects in his scientific discourse. The first part of the book focuses on Sismondi’s political thought, paying particular attention to the different cultural and political traditions that pepper the author’s reflections on the conditions for liberty. The second part analyzes the epistemological view underlying how Sismondi’s historical method and multidisciplinary approach respond to the need to base economic discourse on a contextual and causal analysis that also addresses the historical and institutional structure of social organizations. Finally, the third part of the book is dedicated to Sismondi’s economic theory. This work brings the works of Sismondi to a wider readership. It will be of great interest to those studying and researching economic theory and the connections between economics and society, as well as the broader social sciences.
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Population Issues in Social Choice Theory Welfare Economics and Ethics

Population Issues in Social Choice Theory  Welfare Economics  and Ethics

Blackorby, C., W. Bossert, and D. Donaldson, 2003a, The axiomatic approach to
population ethics, Politics, Philosophy and Economics 2, 342–381. Blackorby, C.,
W. Bossert, and D. Donaldson, 2003b, Harsanyi's social aggregation theorem: a
 ...

Author: Charles Blackorby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

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This book explores how different ideas of the common good may be compared, contrasted and ranked.
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Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises in Economic and Social Development

Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises in Economic and Social Development

See also integrative social and economic development; social enterprise and
entrepreneurship; specific countries approaches to, 340–41 balancing with
economic development, 362–63 defined, 339 disparities in, 12–15, 13f shortfalls
with, ...

Author: Katharine Briar-Lawson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197518298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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"This book shows how social entrepreneurship and social enterprises can integrate social and economic development. These dual mission ventures striving to achieve both financial sustainability and social good are especially pathbreaking approaches in reducing economic, education, health, technology, and other disparities among marginalized individuals, families, and communities. While this global movement varies in pace and scope, we feature snapshots from eight countries or regions. This volume focuses especially on emerging economies and those in transition, featuring African countries of Kenya and Tanzania, Albania, Argentina, Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, Cuba, India, Russian Federation, and Taiwan. We examine a variety of ventures and their social policy context as they attempt to meet human needs while simultaneously also attaining financial sustainability"--
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