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  • Choice, Rationality and Social Theoryby Barry Hindess

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Choice, Rationality and Social Theory is a powerful rebuttal of the remarkably influential theories underlying 'rational choice analysis'. Rational choice analysis maintains that social life is principally to be explained as the outcome of rational choices on the part of individual actors. Adherents of this view include not only philosophers, political... more...

  • Verhaltensannahmen der Transaktionskostentheorie.by Matthias Schramm

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 78.99

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Neue Institutionenökonomie gilt als zweites großes Paradigma der ökonomischen Forschung. Als Grundstein dieses Theoriegebäudes wurden Verhaltensannahmen eingeführt, die Generationen von Wirtschaftswissenschaftlern rezipierten - so die Ergänzungen des homo oeconomicus um den Hang zum Opportunismus und die Einschränkung seiner... more...

  • Amartya Sen's Capability Approachby Wiebke Kuklys

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00

    Kuklys examines how Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen?s approach to welfare measurement can be put in practice for poverty and inequality measurement in affluent societies such as the UK. Sen argues that an individual?s welfare should not be measured in terms of her income, but in terms what she can actually do or be, her capabilities. In Chapters... more...

  • Why Labour Market Regulation may Pay Offby Servaas Storm; C.W.M. Naastepad

    International Labour Office 2007; US$ 5.00

    Focuses on the extent of labour market regulation and argues (providing empirical evidence) that aggregate labour productivity growth is higher in economies having a “rigid” (i.e. more regulated and co-ordinated) labour market than in economies with flexible labour markets. more...

  • The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economicsby Peter G. Klein; Michael E. Sykuta

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    Since its emergence in the 1970s, transaction cost economics (TCE) has become a leading approach in the research on contracts, firm organization and strategy, antitrust, marketing, inter-firm collaboration and entrepreneurship. With contributions by leading scholars in economics, law and business administration - including Oliver E. Williamson, recipient... more...

  • Constitutional Economics and Public Institutionsby F. Cabrillo; M.A. Puchades-Navarro

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This extensive book explores in detail a wide range of topics within the public choice and constitutional political economy tradition, providing a comprehensive overview of current work across the field. The expert contributions are underpinned by the notion of moving economic thinking away from the analysis of logic of a situation given a set of well-established... more...

  • The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalismby Gosta Esping-Andersen

    Wiley 2013; US$ 29.95

    Few discussions in modern social science have occupied as much attention as the changing nature of welfare states in western societies. Gosta Esping-Andersen, one of the most distinguished contributors to current debates on this issue, here provides a new analysis of the character and role of welfare states in the functioning of contemporary advanced... more...

  • Critics, Ratings, and Societyby Grant Blank

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 29.99

    Critics, Ratings, and Society is the first comprehensive study of the review as social institution. Its theories and data encompass reviews of all types of products?including the arts (e.g. theater, books, and music) and consumer products (e.g. cars, software, and appliances). According to Blank, the core problem of reviews is credibility. Concerns... more...

  • Common Goodsby Adrienne Héritier

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    As European countries become more interdependent, the provision of common goods increasingly must be organized across national boundaries, levels of government, and sectors. In addition, former adversaries in the public and private sectors must learn to collaborate rather than compete. These changing paradigms call for new institutional and instrumental... more...