The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845422806
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/31/2008
  • Series: Elgar Original Reference Series
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Social economics: an introduction and a view of the field John B. Davis Davis, John B. Wilfred Dolfsma Dolfsma, Wilfred 1

Pt. I Social Concerns in Economics

1 Environment and sustainability Jouni Paavola Paavola, Jouni Inge Ropke Ropke, Inge 11

2 Institutions, culture and values Anne Mayhew Mayhew, Anne 28

3 Insecurity John Vail Vail, John 44

4 The ethical dimensions of the 'globalization thesis' debate George DeMartino DeMartino, George 57

Pt. II The Socially Embedded Individual

5 Individual preferences and decision-making Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap Heap, Shaun P. Hargreaves 79

6 The conception of the socially embedded individual John B. Davis Davis, John B. 92

7 The social dimension of internal conflict David George George, David 106

8 The socio-economics of consumption: solutions to the problems of interest, knowledge and identity Metin M. Cosgel Cosgel, Metin M. 121

Pt. III Individuals in Context

9 Capabilities and well-being Irene van Staveren van Staveren, Irene 139

10 Culture, values and institutions Paul D. Bush Bush, Paul D. 153

11 Caste and diversity in India Ashwini Deshpande Deshpande, Ashwini 171

12 Feminism and/in economics Edith Kuiper Kuiper, Edith 188

Pt. IV Growth and (In-)Equality

13 Income distribution and inequality Frank A. Cowell Cowell, Frank A. 209

14 The social economics of growth and income inequality Morris Altman Altman, Morris 227

Pt. V Socially Embedded Exchange: Markets

15 Markets Geoffrey M. Hodgson Hodgson, Geoffrey M. 251

16 Are markets everywhere? Understanding contemporary processes of commodification Luis Francisco Carvalho Carvalho, Luis Francisco Joao Rodrigues Rodrigues, Joao 267

17 Work:its social meanings and role in provisioning Deborah M. Figart Figart, Deborah M. Ellen Mutari Mutari, Ellen 287

Pt. VI Socially Embedded Exchange: Firms

18 Firms: collectiveaction and its supportive values Helena Lopes Lopes, Helena Jose Castro Caldas Caldas, Jose Castro 305

19 Knowledge spillover entrepreneurship and innovation in large and small firms David B. Audretsch Audretsch, David B. Max Keilbach Keilbach, Max 326

20 Firms, managers and restructuring: implications of a social economics view Hans Schenk Schenk, Hans 348

Pt. VII Social Relations in the Economy

21 Social capital: a critique and extension Nicholas Sirven Sirven, Nicholas 373

22 Social networks: structure and content Wilfred Dolfsma Dolfsma, Wilfred Rick Aalbers Aalbers, Rick 390

23 Communication in the economy: the example of innovation Stefan Kesting Kesting, Stefan 406

24 Methodological approaches in economics and anthropology Pranab Bardhan Bardhan, Pranab Isha Ray Ray, Isha 427

Pt. VIII Finance, Money and Policy

25 Saving, stock market investments and pension systems Martha A. Starr Starr, Martha A. 447

26 Monetary policy Sheila C. Dow Dow, Sheila C. 463

27 Banking, finance and money: a social economics approach L. Randall Wray Wray, L. Randall 478

28 Global finance and development: false starts, dead ends and social economic alternatives Ilene Grabel Grabel, Ilene 496

Pt. IX The State

29 The welfare state and privatization Robert McMaster McMaster, Robert 519

30 The states of social economics Charlie Dannreuther Dannreuther, Charlie Oliver Kessler Kessler, Oliver 537

Pt. X Law and the Economy

31 Law and social economics: a Coasean perspective David Campbell Campbell, David Matthias Klaes Klaes, Matthias 557

32 Social law and economics and the quest for dignity and rights Mark D. White White, Mark D. 575

Pt. XI The Long View

33 Technology and long waves in economic growth Alfred Kleinknecht Kleinknecht, Alfred Gerben van der Panne van der Panne, Gerben 597

34 Analysing regional development: from territorial innovation to path-dependent geography Frank Moulaert Moulaert, Frank Abid Mehmood Mehmood, Abid 607

35 Radical institutionalism William M. Dugger Dugger, William M. 632

36 Exploitation and surplus Phillip Anthony O'Hara O'Hara, Phillip Anthony 649

Index 667

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