Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

by Peter Hedstrom
ISBN-10:
0521796679
ISBN-13:
9780521796675
Pub. Date:
03/30/2006
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Dissecting the Social: On the Principles of Analytical Sociology

Building on his earlier influential contributions to contemporary debates on social theory, Peter Hedstrom argues for a systematic development of sociological theory so that it has the explanatory power and precision to inform sociological research and understanding—qualities lacking in much of the grand social theorizing currently fashionable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521796675
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 145
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. The analytical tradition in sociology; 2. Social mechanisms and explanatory theory; 3. Action and interaction; 4. Social interaction and social change; 5. On causal modelling; 6. Quantitative research, agent-based modelling, and theories of the social (with Yvonne Åberg); 7. Coda; References.

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