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Weaving Golden Threads Of Sociological Theory

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From thousands of pages and millions of words across a wide range of social science literature, Bob weaves a broad range of major concepts into a simple tapestry of relationships that explain variations in national wealth and poverty. He explains the relationships with the Information Chain Length Paradigm that wealth depends on the scale of cooperation that, in turn, depends on 1) reducing the information lost as people relay messages and 2) ...
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Overview

From thousands of pages and millions of words across a wide range of social science literature, Bob weaves a broad range of major concepts into a simple tapestry of relationships that explain variations in national wealth and poverty. He explains the relationships with the Information Chain Length Paradigm that wealth depends on the scale of cooperation that, in turn, depends on 1) reducing the information lost as people relay messages and 2) increasing the efficiency of messages and people's ability to cooperate autonomously.

The user friendly writing style is reminiscent of George Homans, the axiomatic logic is reminiscent of Hans Zetterberg, and theory and research in the same volume is reminiscent of Robert Merton's advice to use each to balance the other. The passion for progressive change recalls the vision of Auguste Comte and the humanism of Pitirim Sorokin. By turning contending concepts into variables, Bob integrates ideas from Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Talcott Parsons, and many others. Not content with bridging the gap between theory and research, Bob applies the theory to personal, organizational, national, and global levels.

Download free his related computer simulation Cooperation: The Wealth of Nations Game from http://hourmoney.org, which simulates alternative socio-economic systems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418438708
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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