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Economics and the social sciences : boundaries, interaction and integration

Author: Stavros Ioannides; Klaus Nielsen
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA. : Edward Elgar, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is based on the premise that mainstream economics has become excessively specialized and formalized, entering a state of de facto withdrawal from the study of the economy in favour of exercises in applied mathematics. The editors believe that there is much scope for synergies by engaging in an encounter with economics and the other social sciences. The chapters in this book offer important new  Read more...
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Economics and the social sciences.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA. : Edward Elgar, ©2007
(DLC) 2006016807
(OCoLC)70060946
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stavros Ioannides; Klaus Nielsen
ISBN: 9781847204295 1847204295 1283216590 9781283216593
OCLC Number: 123128149
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 302 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Economics and the social sciences : synergies and tradeoffs / Stavros Ioannides and Klaus Nielsen --
Economics and other social sciences : relationships and boundaries --
What can be learnt from 'serious' biology and psychology? / Jack Vromen --
Economics and sociology in the transition from industrial to post-industrial capitalism / George Liagouras --
The 'institutional turn' in the social sciences : a review of approaches and a future research agenda / Klaus Nielsen --
The problem of historical specificity / Geoffrey M. Hodgson --
New light on rationality, social relations and the environment --
The irrationality of utility maximisation or the Death of a salesman / Irene van Staveren --
Social capital or sociality? : methodological contrasts between economics and other social sciences / Desmond McNeill --
Where disciplinary boundaries blur : the environmental dimension of institutional economics / Eyüp Özveren --
Flexibility, routines and production in economics and social sciences --
Economic flexibility : a structural analysis / William A. Jackson --
Routines : a brief history of the concept / Markus C. Becker --
Complementarity, cognition and capabilities : towards an evolutionary theory of production / Guido Buenstorf.
Responsibility: edited by Stavros Ioannides, Klaus Nielsen.
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