This important set of books gives students and researchers a powerful resource for exploring the complex interrelationship of social and economic theory. Containing classic and groundbreaking works by Parsons and Myrdal, this set is relevant to anyone researching the history and philosophy of economics, or industrial and development economics. The subject matter is highly international in content, covering the USA, Germany, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
The International Library of Sociology (ILS) is the most important series of books on sociology ever published. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, marked by comparative approaches and the identification of new directions in sociology, publishing major figures in Anglo-American and European sociology, from Durkheim and Weber to Parsons and Gouldner, and from Ossowski and Klein to Jasanoff and Walby.
Its new editors, John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK) and Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), plan to develop the series as a truly global project, reflecting new directions and contributions outside its traditional centres, and connecting with the original aim of the series to produce sociological knowledge that addresses pressing global social problems and supports democratic debate.