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The cement of society : a study of social order

Author: Jon Elster
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in rationality and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printView all editions and formats
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Jon Elster delves into what binds societies together and prevents them from disintegrating into chaos and war and examines the perspective of rational-choice theory and the theory of social norms.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Elster
ISBN: 0521374561 9780521374569 0521376076 9780521376075
OCLC Number: 254463696
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [288] - 308.
Description: VIII, 311 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements; Introduction: the two problems of social order; 1. Collective action; 2. Bargaining; 3. Social norms; 4. Bargaining and collective action; 5. Collective action and social norms; 6. Bargaining and social norms; Conclusion: the cement of society; References; Index.
Series Title: Studies in rationality and social change.
Responsibility: Jon Elster.

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"...this is an excellent book. Bearing on virtually every specialty within the social sciences, it is laced with a panoply of wonderful insights into social stability and cooperation." Timur Read more...

 
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