This landmark volume takes a first step towards imposing order on the increasingly diverse field of socio-economics by embedding the various disciplines and sub-disciplines in a common core. The distinguished contributors in this volume show how institutions, governance arrangements, societal sectors, organizations, individual actors, and innovativeness are intertwined and, ultimately, how individuals and firms have a high degree of autonomy.
J. Rogers Hollingsworth is professor of sociology and history at the University of Wisconsin. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on comparative political economy, and past president of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. Karl H. Muller is head of WISDOM-Research, Austria's social science infrastructure center on data archiving and method-development, and was previously head of the Departments of Political Science and Sociology at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna. Ellen Jane Hollingsworth is a member of the University of Wisconsin Department of Sociology and formerly a member of the Institute for Research on Poverty.David Gear is Associate Research Specialist at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His research activities cover many areas in the natural and social sciences as well as engineering.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Advancing Socio-Economics Part 3 Part I: On Socio-Economic Concepts and Methods Chapter 4 On Multi-Level Analysis Chapter 5 Towards a Socio-Economic Paradigm Chapter 6 The Future of Socio-Economics and of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics Chapter 7 On Socio-Economic Embeddedness Part 8 Part II: On Institutions Chapter 9 On Institutional Embeddedness Chapter 10 Actors, Paradigms, and Institutional Dynamics: The Theory of Social Rule Systems Applied to Radical Reforms Chapter 11 Institutional Blindness in Modern Economics Chapter 12 Market Institutions as Communicating Vessels: Changes between Economic Coordination Principles as a Consequence of Deregulation Policies Chapter 13 Civil Society and Social Order: Demarcating and Combining Market, State, and Community Part 14 Part III: On Social Systems of Production-and Beyond Chapter 15 Social Systems of Production and Beyond Chapter 16 Globalization and Economic Adjustment in Germany Chapter 17 National Institutional Frameworks and High-Technology Innovation in Germany: The Case of Biotechnology Chapter 18 The Financial System of Industrial Finance in the Social System of Production, 1924-1990 Chapter 19 The Role of Institutional Processes in the Formation of Worker Cooperatives in Israel Chapter 20 Exporting the American Model-Historical Roots of Globalization Chapter 21 Institutional Pathways, Networks, and the Differentiation of National Economies