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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
This book comprises nine papers approaching designed institutions and their interplay with spontaneous institutions from various angles. While the evolution of spontaneous institutions is quite well understood in economic thinking, the development of consciously designed institutions has been examined much less. In new institutional economics, public... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00
Examining aspects of social and economic institutions, and exploring their operation as a result of globalisation, this book approaches the issue of globalisation from a perspective of how the forces of globalisation are transforming domestic, social and economic institutions to create greater opportunities for empowerment in individual countries. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95
Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free individuals, exercising rational choice. Re-examining the family, community, workplace and state, the author offers a thorough and original critique... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 20.99
Branding, says James Twitchell, is nothing more than commercial storytelling; brands are the stories that are associated with products. (For example, the special taste of Evian, says Twitchell, is in the brand, not the water.) Branding has become so successful, so ubiquitous that even institutions that we thought were above branding, antithetical... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 140.00
Allan Schmid’s innovative text, Conflict and Cooperation: Institutional and Behavioral Economics ,investigates "the rules of the game," how institutions--both formal and informal--affect these rules, and how these rules are changed to serve competing interests. This text addresses both formal and informal institutions and the impact of alternative... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 132.00
This volume focuses on the effects of information policy. It examines the impact of government-wide information policies on a specific government agency in terms of its dissemination policies. It also studies the effects of the ensuing agency information policies on social science research. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95
Institutions pervade social life. They express community goals and values by defining the limits of socially acceptable behavior. Institutions are often vested with the resources, authority, and power to enforce the orthodoxy of their time. But institutions are also arenas in which both orthodoxies and authority can be contested. Between power and... more...
- SAGE Publications 2004; US$ 65.00
'A must have for students and lecturers alike. Students because it gives them model essays on frequently set topics, lecturers because it gives them thumbnail overviews and up to date bibliographies on topics they might not cover in their courses.' - Kevin White Reader in Sociology, Australian National University more...