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The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

Edited by John Davis () and Wilfred Dolfsma ()

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Abstract: As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Social Policy and Sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781845422806
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Environment and Sustainability Downloads
Jouni Paavola and Inge Røpke
Ch 2 Institutions, Culture and Values Downloads
Anne Mayhew
Ch 3 Insecurity Downloads
John Vail
Ch 4 The Ethical Dimensions of the ‘Globalization Thesis’ Debate Downloads
George DeMartino
Ch 5 Individual Preferences and Decision-Making Downloads
Shaun Hargreaves Heap
Ch 6 The Conception of the Socially Embedded Individual Downloads
John Davis
Ch 7 The Social Dimension of Internal Conflict Downloads
David George
Ch 8 The Socio-economics of Consumption: Solutions to the Problems of Interest, Knowledge and Identity Downloads
Metin Cosgel
Ch 9 Capabilities and Well-being Downloads
Irene van Staveren
Ch 10 Culture, Values and Institutions Downloads
Paul D. Bush
Ch 11 Caste and Diversity in India Downloads
Ashwini Deshpande
Ch 12 Feminism and/in Economics Downloads
Edith Kuiper
Ch 13 Income Distribution and Inequality Downloads
Frank Cowell
Ch 14 The Social Economics of Growth and Income Inequality Downloads
Morris Altman
Ch 15 Markets Downloads
Geoffrey Hodgson
Ch 16 Are Markets Everywhere? Understanding Contemporary Processes of Commodification Downloads
Luís Francisco Carvalho and João Rodrigues
Ch 17 Work: Its Social Meanings and Role in Provisioning Downloads
Deborah M. Figart and Ellen Mutari
Ch 18 Firms: Collective Action and its Supportive Values Downloads
Helena Lopes and José Castro Caldas
Ch 19 Knowledge Spillover Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large and Small Firms Downloads
David Audretsch and Max Keilbach
Ch 20 Firms, Managers and Restructuring: Implications of a Social Economics View Downloads
Hans Schenk
Ch 21 Social Capital: A Critique and Extension Downloads
Nicolas Sirven
Ch 22 Social Networks: Structure and Content Downloads
Wilfred Dolfsma and Rick Aalbers
Ch 23 Communication in the Economy: The Example of Innovation Downloads
Stefan Kesting
Ch 24 Methodological Approaches in Economics and Anthropology Downloads
Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray
Ch 25 Saving, Stock Market Investments and Pension Systems Downloads
Martha Starr
Ch 26 Monetary Policy Downloads
Sheila Dow
Ch 27 Banking, Finance and Money: A Social Economics Approach Downloads
L. Randall Wray
Ch 28 Global Finance and Development: False Starts, Dead Ends and Social Economic Alternatives Downloads
Ilene Grabel
Ch 29 The Welfare State and Privatization Downloads
Robert McMaster
Ch 30 The States of Social Economics Downloads
Charlie Dannreuther and Oliver Kessler
Ch 31 Law and Social Economics: A Coasean Perspective Downloads
David Campbell and Matthias Klaes
Ch 32 Social Law and Economics and the Quest for Dignity and Rights Downloads
Mark White
Ch 33 Technology and Long Waves in Economic Growth Downloads
Alfred Kleinknecht and Gerben van der Panne
Ch 34 Analysing Regional Development: From Territorial Innovation to Path-Dependent Geography Downloads
Frank Moulaert and Abid Mehmood
Ch 35 Radical Institutionalism Downloads
William M. Dugger
Ch 36 Exploitation and Surplus Downloads
Philip Anthony O’Hara

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