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The cement of society : a study of social order

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

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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