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The Resource Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström, Richard Swedberg, (electronic book)

Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström, Richard Swedberg, (electronic book)

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Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory
Title
Social mechanisms
Title remainder
an analytical approach to social theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Hedström, Richard Swedberg
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The advancement of social theory requires an analytical approach that systematically seeks to explicate the social mechanisms that generate and explain observed associations between events. These essays, written by prominent social scientists, advance criticisms of current trends in social theory and suggest alternative approaches. The mechanism approach calls attention to an intermediary level of analysis, in between pure description and storytelling on the one hand, and grand theorizing and universal social laws on the other. For social theory to be of use to working social scientists, it must attain a high level of precision and provide a toolbox from which middle-range theories can be constructed
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UkCbUP
Index
index present
LC call number
HM585 -- H43 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hedström, Peter
  • Swedberg, Richard
Series statement
Studies in rationality and social change
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology
  • Social systems
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström, Richard Swedberg, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511663901
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511663901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
Social mechanisms : an analytical approach to social theory, edited by Peter Hedström, Richard Swedberg, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511663901
Extent
viii, 340 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511663901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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