Evolution Of Institutional Economics Agency, Structure And Darwinism In American Institutionalism, The / Edition 1

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Overview

This exciting new book from Geoffrey Hodgson is eagerly awaited by social scientists from many different backgrounds. This book charts the rise, fall and renewal of institutional economics in the critical, analytical and readable style that Hodgson's fans have come to know and love, and that a new generation of readers will surely come to appreciate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415322522
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/16/2005
  • Series: Economics as Social Theory Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Dramatis personae principes
Pt. I Introduction 1
1 Nature and scope 3
2 Agency and structure 12
3 Objections and explanations 41
Pt. II Darwinism and the Victorian social sciences 67
4 Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer and the human species 69
5 Precursors of Emergence and multiple-level evolution 99
Pt. III Veblenian institutionalism 123
6 The beginnings of veblenian institutionalism 125
7 The Darwinian mind of Thorstein Veblen 143
8 Veblen's evolutionary institutionalism 176
9 The instinct of workmanship and the pecuniary culture 195
10 A wrong turning : science and the machine process 206
11 Missed connections : creative synthesis and emergent evolution 225
12 The launch of institutional economics and the loss of its veblenian ballast 248
Pt. IV Institutionalism into the wilderness 283
13 John R. Commons and the tangled jungle 285
14 Wesley Mitchell and the triumph of macroeconomics 309
15 The maverick institutionalism of Frank Knight 322
16 The evolution of Clarence Ayres 345
17 The Ayresian dichotomies : Ayres versus Veblen 355
18 The decline of institutional economics 379
Pt. V Beginning the reconstruction of institutional economics 399
19 The potential revival of veblenian institutionalism 401
20 On individuals and institutions 419
21 Conclusion and beginning 447
Bibliography 453
Index 520
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