Dissecting the Social

On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

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Author: Peter Hedstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139447331

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Over the past few decades serious reservations have been expressed about the explanatory power of sociological theory and research. In this important book, leading social theorist Peter Hedström outlines the foundations of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address this criticism. Building on his earlier influential contributions to contemporary debates, Professor Hedström argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory power and precision to inform sociological research and understanding. He discusses various mechanisms of action and interaction and shows how strong links can be forged between the micro and the macro, and between theory and empirical research. Combining approaches to theory and methodology and using extensive examples to illustrate how they might be applied, this clear, concise and original book will appeal to a broad range of social scientists.

Die Analytische Soziologie in der Diskussion

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Author: Thomas Kron,Thomas Grund

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531925105

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Mit seinem Vorschlag, soziale Phänomene mittels einer „Analytischen Soziologie“ aufzuschlüsseln, hat Peter Hedström jüngst die Debatte um eine angemessene soziologische Erklärung – Stichwort: Mechanismen – neu entfacht. In diesem Sammelband diskutieren international renommierte Soziologen diese Fortentwicklung der Analytischen Soziologie. Schwerpunkte der Diskussion sind die epistemologischen Grundlagen der Analytischen Soziologie, die Handlungstheorie sowie die Möglichkeiten agentenbasierter Computersimulationen.

Sociological Realism

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Author: Andrea Maccarini,Emmanuele Morandi,Riccardo Prandini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633189

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Sociological Realism presents a clear and updated discussion of the main tenets and issues of social theory, written by some of the top scholars within the critical realist and relational approach. It connects such approaches systematically to other strands of thought that are central in contemporary sociology, like systems theory and rational choice theory. Divided into three parts, social ontology, sociological theory, and methodology, each part includes a systematic presentation, a comment, and a wider discussion by the editors, thereby taking on the form of a dialogue among experts. This book is a uniquely blended and consistent conversation showing the convergence of European social theory on a critical realist and relational way of thinking. This volume is extremely important both for teaching purposes and for all those scholars who wish to get a fresh perspective on some deep dynamics of contemporary sociology.

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

Fashioning Method out of Mayhem

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Author: A. Svendsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137269367

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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An insightful exploration of intelligence cooperation (officially known as liaison), including its international dimensions. This book offers a distinct understanding of this process, valuable to those involved in critical information flows, such as intelligence, risk, crisis and emergency managers.

Between the Social and the Spatial

Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of Poverty and Social Exclusion

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Author: Mr Jürgen Friedrichs,Ms Caroline Dewilde,Ms Danielle Dierckx,Ms Katrien De Boyser

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409492133

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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Since the beginning of the 1990s, the gradual widening of scientific and policy debates on poverty from a narrow focus on income poverty to a more inclusive concept of social exclusion, has made poverty research both more interesting and more complicated. This transition to a more multidimensional conceptualization of poverty forms the background and starting point of this book. Researchers studying the 'social' and 'spatial' dimensions of poverty have only started to challenge and explore the boundaries of each other's research perspectives and instruments. This book brings together these different bodies of literature on the intersection of spatial and social exclusion for the first time, by providing a state-of-the art review written by internationally-recognized experts who critically reflect on the theoretical status of their research on social exclusion, and on the implications this has for future research and policy-making agendas.

Der „Neue Institutionalismus“

Studien zum Vergleich seiner Forschungsprogramme

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Author: Michael Schmid

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658202335

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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Der Band versammelt Arbeiten zur Rekonstruktion wirtschaftssoziologischer und institutionenökonomischer Forschungsprogramme. Ziel der Darstellungen ist der Vergleich, deren Themenstellungen und Erklärungsreichweite und der Nachweis, dass eine interdisziplinär integrierte Theorie- und Modellentwicklung erwartbar und fruchtbringend ist. Der Inhalt• Soziologie und Ökonomie• Das institutionentheoretische Forschungsprogramm Die ZielgruppenStudierende und Lehrende der Wirtschaftssoziologie, der Organisationstheorie und der Institutionenökonomik Der AutorProf. Dr. Michael Schmid war an der Universität der Bundeswehr in München tätig.

Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology

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Author: Vincent Buskens,Werner Raub,Marcel Van Assen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317977238

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology focuses on two main issues in sociology. Firstly, how macro-conditions can explain macro-outcomes mediated by actor behaviour at the micro-level (micro-macro links). Secondly, how alternative micro-models affect macro-outcomes (microfoundations). The contributions reflect key features of micro-macro modelling in sociology as well as recent progress in this field. The chapters address core features of explanations of social phenomena using micro-macro models, the problem of cooperation, heterogeneity of actors, structural balance, opinion formation, segregation, and problems of micro-macro models that are based on rational choice assumptions. Moreover, the contributions show how different research methods can be applied fruitfully, such as laboratory experiments, equilibrium analysis, and agent-based modelling. As a result, the book can be a guide for graduate students who want to develop their skills in building micro-macro models. In addition, the book provides specialists of the different substantive research areas with up-to-date new developments in their research area. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Mathematical Sociology.

Anatomie des Sozialen - Prinzipien der analytischen Soziologie

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Author: Peter Hedström

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531153971

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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Einer der weltweit führenden Soziologen, Peter Hedström, zeichnet die Grundlagen einer analytischen Soziologie nach. Er argumentiert für eine erklärende Soziologie, die Theorie und Empirie miteinander verbindet.

Research Design in European Studies

Establishing Causality in Europeanization

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Author: T. Exadaktylos,C. Radaelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137005092

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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A seminal text in European studies, which addresses issues of research design and causal analysis. The chapters draw on different methodological traditions, notions of causality, and methods and use strong research design to address substantive problems in public policy, party politics, foreign policy and legislative studies.

Identity and Cultural Diversity

What social psychology can teach us

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Author: Maykel Verkuyten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075603

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Identity and Cultural Diversity examines immigration and its effect on diversity from a social psychological perspective. Immigration increases cultural diversity and raises difficult questions of belonging, adaptation, and the unity of societies: questions of identity may be felt by people struggling with the basic problem of who they are and where they fit in, and although cultural diversity can enrich communities and societies it also sometimes leads to a new tribalism, which threatens democracy and social cohesion. The author Maykel Verkuyten considers how people give meaning to the fact that they belong to ethnic, racial, religious and national groups, and the implications this can have for social cohesion. The opening chapters consider the nature of social identity and group identification, and include discussions of identity development in adolescence, acculturation, and multiple and dual identities. Verkuyten then considers one of the most pernicious social problems: how conflict emerges from perceiving others as different. He examines when and why group distinctions grow into conflicts and considers the role of cultural diversity beliefs, such as multiculturalism and assimilation. The book concludes by exploring productive ways of managing cultural diversity. Written in an engaging style, Identity and Cultural Diversity will be essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social and cultural psychology and other social sciences, and it also makes key themes in social psychology accessible to a wider audience outside academia.

Rational Choice

Eine Kritik am Beispiel von Anwendungen in der Politischen Wissenschaft. Übersetzung aus dem Amerikanischen von Annette Schmitt

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Author: Donald P. Green,Ian Shapiro

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486831607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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In diesem gut lesbaren und verständlichen Buch bewerten die Autoren die Anwendung der Rational-Choice-Theorie. In ihrer herben Kritik zeigen Green und Shapiro auf, dass die hoch gelobten Ergebnisse der Rational-Choice-Theorie tatsächlich äußerst suspekt sind und dass ein grundsätzliches Umdenken erforderlich ist, um diesen analytischen Ansatz in der Politikwissenschaft wirklich nutzen zu können. Diesen Prozess des Umdenkens wollen die Autoren mit ihrem Buch anstoßen.

Soziale Welt

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: N.A

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Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics

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Author: Hsiang-Ke Chao,Szu-Ting Chen,Roberta L. Millstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400724543

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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This volume addresses fundamental issues in the philosophy of science in the context of two most intriguing fields: biology and economics. Written by authorities and experts in the philosophy of biology and economics, Mechanism and Causality in Biology and Economics provides a structured study of the concepts of mechanism and causality in these disciplines and draws careful juxtapositions between philosophical apparatus and scientific practice. By exploring the issues that are most salient to the contemporary philosophies of biology and economics and by presenting comparative analyses, the book serves as a platform not only for gaining mutual understanding between scientists and philosophers of the life sciences and those of the social sciences, but also for sharing interdisciplinary research that combines both philosophical concepts in both fields. The book begins by defining the concepts of mechanism and causality in biology and economics, respectively. The second and third parts investigate philosophical perspectives of various causal and mechanistic issues in scientific practice in the two fields. These two sections include chapters on causal issues in the theory of evolution; experiments and scientific discovery; representation of causal relations and mechanism by models in economics. The concluding section presents interdisciplinary studies of various topics concerning extrapolation of life sciences and social sciences, including chapters on the philosophical investigation of conjoining biological and economic analyses with, respectively, demography, medicine and sociology.

Handbuch Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Soziologie

Band 3: Zeittafel

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Author: Nicole Holzhauser,Andrea Ploder,Stephan Moebius,Oliver Römer

Publisher: Springer VS

ISBN: 9783658199869

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Wer sich einen Überblick über die Geschichte der deutschsprachigen Soziologie und über soziologiehistorische Konzepte und Methoden verschaffen möchte, wird in diesem Handbuch umfassend fündig. Band 3 fasst zentrale sozial- und ideengeschichtliche Ereignisse der Fachgeschichte in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz in einer Chronologie zusammen. Die so entstehende Zeittafel bettet einzelne Themen in größere fachhistorische Kontexte ein und trägt durch das Aufzeigen von Gleichzeitigkeiten bzw. Ungleichzeitigkeiten dazu bei, neue Forschungsprobleme und -fragen sichtbar zu machen und einer Klärung zuzuführen.

Wirtschaftssoziologie

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Author: Jens Beckert,Christoph Deutschmann

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 479

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Die Wirtschaft ist ein zentraler Bereich sozialen Handelns. In den vergangenen beiden Jahrzehnten hat die Wirtschaftssoziologie, ausgehend von den USA, einen Aufschwung erlebt und eine Fülle neuer Forschungsansätze entwickelt. Das wachsende Interesse an einer genuin soziologischen Betrachtung der Wirtschaft erklärt sich nicht zuletzt aus den durch das Vordringen des Neoliberalismus und die Globalisierung der Märkte verursachten gesellschaftlichen Krisen. Der Band gibt einen Überblick über die aktuelle wirtschaftssoziologische Forschung und ihre zentralen Themen, Debatten und theoretischen Ansätze.

Logik und Gesellschaft

Widersprüche und mögliche Welten

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Author: Jon Elster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518064214

Category: Economic history

Page: 406

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On Sociology

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Author: John H. Goldthorpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780804749985

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Looking to unify increasingly disparate areas of theory and research, John Goldthorpe presents a new mainstream, combining the demonstrated strengths of large-scale quantitative research and the explanatory power of social action theory.

Reframing the Social

Emergentist Systemism and Social Theory

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Author: Poe Yu-ze Wan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409411532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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Poe Yu-ze Wan argues for a critical realist and systemist social ontology, designed to shed light on current debates in social theory concerning the relationship of social ontology to practical social research, and the nature of 'the social'. It explores the works of the systems theorist Mario Bunge in comparison with the approach of Niklas Luhmann and critical social systems theorists, to challenge the commonly held view that the systems-based approach is holistic in nature and necessarily downplays the role of human agency.