9780521421898-0521421896-Institutions and Social Conflict (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

Institutions and Social Conflict (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)

ISBN-13: 9780521421898
ISBN-10: 0521421896
Author: Knight
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 252 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521421898
ISBN-10: 0521421896
Author: Knight
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 252 pages

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Acknowledged author Knight wrote Institutions and Social Conflict (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) comprising 252 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521421896 and 9780521421898. Since then Institutions and Social Conflict (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.58 or rent at the marketplace.

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Many of the fundamental questions in social science entail an examination of the role played by social institutions. Why do we have so many social institutions? Why do they take one form in one society and quite different ones in others? In what ways do these institutions originally develop? And when and why do they change? Institutions and Social Conflict addresses these questions in two ways. First it offers a thorough critique of a wide range of theories of institutional change, from the classical accounts of Smith, Hume, Marx and Weber to the contemporary approaches of evolutionary theory, the theory of social conventions and the new institutionalism. Second, it develops a new theory of institutional change that emphasizes the distributional consequences of social institutions. The emergence of institutions is explained as a by-product of distributional conflict in which asymmetries of power in a society generate institutional solutions to conflicts. The book draws its examples from an extensive variety of social institutions.

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