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Sociology and the unintended : Robert Merton revisited

Author: Adriana Mica; Arkadiusz Peisert; Jan Winczorek
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2011.
Series: Polish studies in culture, nations and politics, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that aims to revive the sociological debate on the unintended, unanticipated and unexpected consequences of social action, as started by Robert K Merton in a classic study of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Mica; Arkadiusz Peisert; Jan Winczorek
ISBN: 3631621205 9783631621202
OCLC Number: 785508602
Description: 387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Contents: Adriana Mica: Introduction - Raymond Boudon: Individual Reasons as the Causes of Collective Phenomena - Colin Campbell: Limits to Agency: Exploring the Unintended (and Unattended) Consequences of Action - Jean-Pascal Daloz: Elitist Consumption: Revisiting the Question of Utilitarian vs. Symbolic Motives - Piotr Sztompka: Existential Uncertainty and its Remedies. On the Shoulders of Robert K. Merton - Jocelyn Pixley: What about a Sociology of Uncertainty? - Steve Matthewman: Waiting to Happen: The Accident in Sociology - Adriana Mica: How Non-Linear is the Linear Model of Innovation? Treatment of Consequences in Diffusion and Translation Models - Arkadiusz Peisert: Introduction - Mike Zajko: Climate Change and Extreme Weather as Risk and Consequence - Klaus Birkelbach: Teacher Evaluations over the Life Course: Valid Prognosis or Self-fulfilling Prophecy? - Federico Farini: Affectivity, Expertise, and Inequality: Three Foundations of Trust in Education. Reflections on Presuppositions, (Unintended) Consequences, and Possible Alternatives - Francisco Linares: Self-defeating Prophecies and Social Conflict: A Case Study and Some Theoretical Considerations - Klaus Bachmann: Pluralistic Ignorance in Action: The Puzzle of Unintended Consequences during Poland's Transition to Democracy - Michal Luczewski: Nation as a Perverse Effect - Jan Winczorek: Introduction - Karl-Dieter Opp: The Beneficial and Unintended Consequences of False Beliefs about Norm Violation. When Is there a "Preventive Effect of Ignorance"? - Jacek Kurczewski: Amending the Amendments: Whether There Are Any Intended Effects of the Law at All? - Jan Winczorek: Why Do Procedures Have Unexpected Outcomes? - Ivo Domingues: Unintended Consequences in Normalization Processes: The Case of Certification of Quality Management Systems in the Social Sector - Mikolaj Pawlak: Unintended Consequences of Institutional Work - Richard Vernon: Foreseeably Unforeseeable Risk: Why Unintended Consequences Matter in Political Theory too.
Series Title: Polish studies in culture, nations and politics, v. 1.
Responsibility: Adriana Mica, Arkadiusz Peisert, Jan Winczorek (eds.).

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