Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Beyond the Market by Jens Beckert

"Beyond the Market" launches a sociological investigation into economic efficiency. Prevailing economic theory, which explains efficiency using formalized rational choice models, often simplifies human behaviour to the point of distortion. Jens Beckert finds such theory to be particularly weak in explaining such crucial forms of economic behaviour as co-operation, innovation and action under conditions of uncertainty - phenomena he identifies as the proper starting point for a sociology of economic action. Beckert levels an enlightened critique at neoclassical economics, arguing that understanding efficiency requires looking well beyond the market to the social, cultural, political and cognitive factors that influence the co-ordination of economic action. Beckert searches social theory for the components of an alternative theory of action, one that accounts for the social embedding of economic behaviour. In Durkheim and Parsons he finds especially useful approaches to co-operation; in Luhmann, a way to understand how people act under highly contingent conditions; and in Giddens, an understanding of creative action and innovation. Together, these provide building blocks for a resear

Buy Beyond the Market by Jens Beckert from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780691049076
ISBN-10: 0691049076
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Beyond the Market by Jens Beckert

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Beyond the Market book by Jens Beckert and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Jens Beckert

Jens Beckert is Associate Professor of Sociology at the International University Bremen.

Books By Jens Beckert

Imagined Futures by Jens Beckert
Hardback, July 2016
$58.52 $65.02
Ency Economic Sociology by Jens Beckert
Hardback, October 2005
$350.10 $389.00
Worth of Goods by Jens Beckert
Hardback, June 2011
$153.86 $170.95
Uncertain Futures by Jens Beckert
Hardback, August 2018
$101.66 $112.95