Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

by Peter Hedstrom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521792290

ISBN-13: 9780521792295

Pub. Date: 03/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Over the past few decades serious reservations have been expressed about the explanatory power of sociological theory and research. In this important book, leading sociologist Peter Hedstrom outlines the foundations of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address this criticism. Building on his earlier influential contributions to contemporary debates,…  See more details below

Overview

Over the past few decades serious reservations have been expressed about the explanatory power of sociological theory and research. In this important book, leading sociologist Peter Hedstrom outlines the foundations of an analytically oriented sociology that seeks to address this criticism. Building on his earlier influential contributions to contemporary debates, Professor Hedstrom argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory power and precision to inform sociological research and understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521792295
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1The analytical tradition in sociology1
2Social mechanisms and explanatory theory11
3Action and interaction34
4Social interaction and social change67
5On causal modelling101
6Quantitative research, agent-based modelling and theories of the social114
7Coda145

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