Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology

Edited by Bo Gustafsson, Christian Knudsen, Uskali Mäki

© 1993 – Routledge

320 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Bruce Caldwell, University of North Carolina; D. Wade Hands, Notre Dame University; Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut; Victor Vanberg, George Mason University; Brian Loasby, University of Stirling; Geoff Hodgson, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Polytechnic; Douglass North, Washington University.

About the Series

Economics as Social Theory

Social Theory is experiencing something of a revival within economics. Critical analyses of the particular nature of the subject matter of social studies and of the types of method, categories and modes of explanation that can legitimately be endorsed for the scientific study of social objects, are re-emerging. Economists are again addressing such issues as the relationship between agency and structure, between economy and the rest of society, and between the enquirer and the object of enquiry. There is a renewed interest in elaborating basic categories such as causation, competition, culture, discrimination, evolution, money, need, order, organization, power probability, process, rationality, technology, time, truth, uncertainty, value etc.

The objective for this series is to facilitate this revival further. In contemporary economics the label “theory” has been appropriated by a group that confines itself to largely asocial, ahistorical, mathematical “modelling”. Economics as Social Theory thus reclaims the “Theory” label, offering a platform for alternative rigorous, but broader and more critical conceptions of theorizing.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General