Economists and Societies

Author: Marion Fourcade

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400833139

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

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Economists and Societies is the first book to systematically compare the profession of economics in the United States, Britain, and France, and to explain why economics, far from being a uniform science, differs in important ways among these three countries. Drawing on in-depth interviews with economists, institutional analysis, and a wealth of scholarly evidence, Marion Fourcade traces the history of economics in each country from the late nineteenth century to the present, demonstrating how each political, cultural, and institutional context gave rise to a distinct professional and disciplinary configuration. She argues that because the substance of political life varied from country to country, people's experience and understanding of the economy, and their political and intellectual battles over it, crystallized in different ways--through scientific and mercantile professionalism in the United States, public-minded elitism in Britain, and statist divisions in France. Fourcade moves past old debates about the relationship between culture and institutions in the production of expert knowledge to show that scientific and practical claims over the economy in these three societies arose from different elites with different intellectual orientations, institutional entanglements, and social purposes. Much more than a history of the economics profession, Economists and Societies is a revealing exploration of American, French, and British society and culture as seen through the lens of their respective economic institutions and the distinctive character of their economic experts.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

Author: Frederick F. Wherry

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506300887

Category: Social Science

Page: 1984

View: 323

Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment

Author: John Gowdy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401582506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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The subject of this volume is the human economy and its coevolutionary relationship with the natural world. This relationship is examined in three broad types of societies; hunter--gatherers, agriculturalists, and modern market economies. A growing body of scientific evidence has made it clear that the current human impact on the environment is far above the level that can be maintained without causing profound changes in the biophysical world to which we belong. The new fields of ecological economics and evolutionary economics can help us understand the relationship between the economy, society and the environment and may help us to formulate effective policies to manage these changes.
Economics for a Civilized Society

Author: Greg Davidson

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 156324893X

Category: Economics

Page: 252

View: 111

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface to the First Edition -- Preface to the Second Edition -- 1 In Pursuit of Civilization -- A natural rate of unemployment? -- Civilizing conservatism -- Economics and American government -- The importance of self-interest -- Conservative government -- Decline of institutions -- Civilized government and civic virtue -- The civic tradition of excellence and liberty -- 2 The Demise of Liberal Economics and the Emergence of Conservatism -- The paradox of Reaganomics
On Economics and Society

Author: Harry G. Johnson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226401634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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These essays, which make the science of economics intelligible to a general audience, are grouped into six areas: the relevance of economics; the "Keynesian revolution"; economics and the university; economics and contemporary problems; world inflation, money, trade, growth, and investment; and economics and the environment.
Neglected Links in Economics and Society

Author: Dieter Bögenhold

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030791933

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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This book deals with the Neglected Links in economics and society. These neglected links are the inner bonds and lines which keep the society and economy together and are almost interconnected although they are very often treated and discussed separately in different discourses. Contemporary discussion has forgotten to think universally and to integrate items into one common field of observation. Instead, too often particular items are studied and discussed as being independent of each other without acknowledging a broader context. The book gives an exemplary instruction on how to treat reciprocal links and how to work in an interdisciplinary way, which tackles history, sociology and economics at least. By so doing, the book as also serves as an educational instruction for integrative and interdisciplinary science instead of recapitulating mono-disciplinary approaches. Discussion includes topics such as social and economic inequality research, limits of rationality, and orthodoxies and heterodoxies of economic research, as well as a discussion of the heroes of interdisciplinary thought.
Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

Author: Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136858871

Category: History

Page: 336

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This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian region, during 1848-1914, when the province as a part of Iran was exposed to the policies of rival great powers, particularly Tzarist Russia. While showing socio-economic characteristics of Mazandaran and its potential for development, the book examines in detail the transformation of the traditional provincial community and economy in the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ecological Economics and Harmonious Society

Author: Futian Qu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811004612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 289

View: 670

This book is mainly about the examination of shifting in the field of ecological economics resulting from its evolution over the past three decades. It discusses the theory and methodology of ecological economics and development of ecological economics and related policies. It also analyzes the empirical study of ecological economics and the value of and compensation for ecological system services. Successfully combining theory and concrete practical guidelines, the book offers a valuable resource for all those active in this dynamic field.
Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society

Author: Patrick Spread

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136172328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 810

Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society links support-bargaining to Darwin's theory of natural selection and traces the implications of support-bargaining and money-bargaining across society. It provides a wholly different account of the functioning of human societies from anything that has gone before. Social scientists, ever since there have been such people, have missed the crucial human characteristic – the propensity to seek support – that has given rise to group formation and the evolution of human society.
Heterodox views on economics and the economy of the global society

Author: G. Meijer

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789076998961

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 303

This book contains ideas to develop interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary views on economy and society. It aims to disseminate non mainstream ideas on various subjects related to economics and global society. The book is organised in six parts. Part 1 contains the key thoughts of Prof. J. Backhaus on the concept of state sciences and of Prof. A. Klamer on the importance of culture for economics. Parts 2- 6 contain successively contributions in the areas of population and society, history and economic theory, corporate issues, environment, and international relations. Examples of the content are: the changes of family life cycles due to the rise of non-traditional households; subjective and objective inflation rates after the introduction of the Euro; the economics of genetic engineering; the contribution of foreign direct investment to the economic development of host countries; the inaccuracy of economic models applied in places characterized by extreme income disparities; the improvement of political and corporate governance; evolutionary thinking and emission trading; freedom versus order in the European Union; the reform of social policy in Europe. The book provides interesting creative multi-disciplinary ideas with respect to various topical issues concerning the contemporary global society. It is highly recommended for social scientists in search of broad views on social science and society.