The Grammar of Society: The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms

The Grammar of Society: The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms

by Cristina Bicchieri
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521574900

ISBN-13: 9780521574907

Pub. Date: 12/19/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, such as fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity, in an effort to understand their nature and dynamics, generated expectations and evolution and change. Drawing on intellectual traditions and methods, including those of social psychology, experimental economics and evolutionary game theory, Bicchieri provides an integrated

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Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, such as fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity, in an effort to understand their nature and dynamics, generated expectations and evolution and change. Drawing on intellectual traditions and methods, including those of social psychology, experimental economics and evolutionary game theory, Bicchieri provides an integrated account of how social norms emerge and why and when we follow them. Examining the existence and survival of inefficient norms, she demonstrates how norms evolve in ways that depend upon the psychological dispositions of the individual and how such dispositions may impair social efficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521574907
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/19/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The rule we live by; 2. Habits of the mind; 3. A taste for fairness; 4. Covenants without sword; 5. Informational cascades and unpopular norms; 6. The evolution of a fairness norm.

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