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Author: Serge-Christophe Kolm; J Mercier Ythier
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Oxford : Elsevier, 2006.
Series: Handbooks in economics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed
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The Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism provides a comprehensive set of reviews of literature on the economics of nonmarket voluntary transfers. The foundations of the field are reviewed first, with a sequence of chapters that present the hard core of the theoretical and empirical analyses of giving, reciprocity and altruism in economics, examining their relations with the viewpoints of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Serge-Christophe Kolm; J Mercier Ythier
ISBN: 128105089X 9781281050892 9786611050894 6611050892 0080478212 9780080478210
OCLC Number: 1113579020
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Intrinsically normative (non-altruistic) giving
Description: 1 online resource (949 p.).
Contents: Front cover; Title page; Copyright page; Introduction to the Series; Contents of the Handbook; Preface to the Handbook; Contents of Volume 1; Introduction to the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity; Abstract; Foreword; Part I: General overview; The economics of moral sentiments; Motives for altruism and altruistic giving; Structures of altruism; Altruism and democracy: Altruistic joint giving and its public implementation; Motives and reasons for nonaltruistic giving; The structure of nonaltruistic giving; From motives to forms Contradiction and possibilities in the logic of motivesThe inefficiency of individual giving when joint or public giving is possible: The perplexing joint giving theorem; Reciprocities; An overview; ``Human rocks on which societies are built''; The special games of reciprocity; Importance and scope of giving, altruism, and pro-social conducts; Overview; Families; The political and public sector; Public services and general political motives; Actors of the political and public system; Giving in philanthropy, solidarity, and charity; Social situation; Motives General respect, civility, sociality, and helpThe correction of ``failures'' of exchanges and organizations; Associations, clubs, cooperatives; The workplace and labour relations; Social giving: Relation, symbol, status; Normative economics and the good society; Giving reactions; About two particular issues that caught the fancy of economists: Intertemporal giving and the internalization of the gift externality; Intertemporal giving, both ways: Bequest and the retro-gift public debt; Economic internalization of helping externalities; Interferences with altruistic giving: General view Solving ``Adam Smith's problem''The causes of and reasons for altruism; Part II: Altruisms and giving; Altruisms: Types and causes or reasons; General presentation; Introduction; The twelve basic types of altruism; The objects of reasons for giving and altruisms; Gift or receiver's situation; ``Paternalism''; Natural or hedonistic altruism; Emotional contagion; Empathies; Affection and sympathy; Compassion and pity; Relations and nature of hedonistic altruism; Normative altruisms; The three types of normative altruism: moral, social, and rational; Moral and social normative altruism Nature and distinctionApplications; Comparisons: natural, normative, moral, social; The ambiguous status of social normative motives; A society is more altruistic than its members; Self-image; Moral akrasia; Rational altruism; General principle; Substitution; Putative reciprocities; Justice; Universalization; Altruism and justice; impartial altruism; Altruism and justice; Impartial altruism; History; Altruism and justice: Consistency or conflict, force or freedom; Giving: An abundance and variety of motives and reasons; An overview; Social effects; Opinion; Situation; Relation
Series Title: Handbooks in economics.
Responsibility: edited by Serge-Christophe Kolm and Jean Mercier Ythier.

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The Handbook on the Economics of Giving, Reciprocity and Altruism provides a comprehensive set of reviews of literature on the economics of nonmarket voluntary transfers. The foundations of the field are reviewed first, with a sequence of chapters that present the hard core of the theoretical and empirical analyses of giving, reciprocity and altruism in economics, examining their relations with the viewpoints of moral philosophy, psychology, sociobiology, sociology and economic anthropology. Secondly, a comprehensive set of applications are considered of all the aspects of society where.

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