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Theories of social change : a critical appraisal

Author: Raymond Boudon
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 1986
Series: Social and political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Now available in paperback, Theories of Social Change presents a classic statement of Boudona s stance in social theory and empirical sociology. Boudon criticizes the theories of social change that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Boudon
ISBN: 0745609503 9780745609508
OCLC Number: 24791994
Notes: Includes index.
Translation of: La place du désordre.
Description: vi, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword. 1. Theories of Social Change. 2. Individual Action, Aggregation Effects and Social Change. 3. The Laws Governing Change: the Nomological Bias. 4. Structures and Change: the Structuralist Bias. 5. The Search for the Prime Mover: the Ontological Bias. 6. A Well--Tempered Determinism. 7. Giving Disorder its Due. Epilogue. Notes. General Index.
Series Title: Social and political theory.
Other Titles: Place du désordre.
Responsibility: Raymond Boudon ; translated by J.C. Whitehouse.

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