Essays in Socio-Economics

Overview

These essays deal with various aspects of a new, rising field, socio-economics. The field is seeking to combine the variables studied by neoclassical economists with those typically studied by other social sciences. The combination is expected to provide a better understanding of economic behavior and the economy as well as society; make more reliable predictions; and be more in line with normative values we seek to uphold.
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Overview

These essays deal with various aspects of a new, rising field, socio-economics. The field is seeking to combine the variables studied by neoclassical economists with those typically studied by other social sciences. The combination is expected to provide a better understanding of economic behavior and the economy as well as society; make more reliable predictions; and be more in line with normative values we seek to uphold.
The volume reflects the most recent thinking of the author on the implications of corporate governance shifting from shareholders to stakeholders. It examines the key to evolving a socio-economics and it deals with the socio-economics of decision making. The volume closes with a comparative analysis between socio-economics and communitarian thinking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642084157
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Ethical Economy Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 0.42 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Voluntary Simplicity: Characterization, Select Psychological Implications, and Societal Consequences
I. Voluntary Simplicity Characterization
II. Psychological Implications: Simplicity and Satiation
III. Social Consequences of Voluntary Simplicity
Chapter 2: A Communitarian Note on Stakeholder Theory
I. 'Private Property' and 'Incorporation' as Social Constructs
II. Corporations are the Property of ALL Who Invest in Them III. Mechanisms of Representation: Employees
IV. Representation of Other Constituents
V. Stakeholders and the Common Good
Chapter 3: Opening the Preferences: A Socio-Economic Research Agenda
I. Open Preference Introduced
II. Economists' Exits
III. Co-determination: Defined and Illustrated
IV. A Conceptual Clarification: Multi-Faceted and Incompatible
V. A Dynamic Approach
VI. Preferences: Process vs. Outcome
VII. A Preference to Change One's Preference
VIII.Societies, Groups, Leadership and Persuasive Advertising
IX. Normative Significance
Chapter 4: The Case for a Multiple-Utility Conception
I. Monoutility: Too Parsimonious
II. The Moral 'Utility'
III. More Than Two?
IV. Challenging Findings and Observations
V. Conclusion
Chapter 5: Normative-Affective Factors: Toward a New Decision-Making Model
I. Normative-Affective Persons
II. Toward a N/A Decision-Making Model
III. Are N/A Considerations 'Disruptive'?
IV. On Definitions, Measurments, and Alternative Interpretations
Chapter 6: Mixed-Scanning Revisted
I. Mixed-Scanning: Definition and Illustrations
II. Operationalization
III. Positive and Normative
IV. Structural Factors
V. Some Evidence
VI. In Conclusion
Chapter 7: Making Policy for Complex Systems: A Medical Model for Economics
I. Rationality and Policymaking
II. The Problem of Scientific Fragmentation
III. Resynthesis: The Elusive Solution
IV. Economics and the Medical Model: The Differences
V. Conclusion Chapter 8: The Mapping of Man
Chapter 9: Whose Moralty? Which Community? What Interests? Socio-Economic and Communitarian Perspectives by Richard M. Coughlin
I. Introduction
II. A Brief Recent History of Socio-Economics and Communitarianism
III. Points of Divergence between Socio-Economics and Communitarianism
IV. The Importance of Political Context
V. Missing Pieces
VI. Conclusion

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