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On the prospects for a unified social science: economics and sociology

Abell, Peter (2003) On the prospects for a unified social science: economics and sociology. Socio-Economic Review, 1 (1). pp. 1-26. ISSN 1475-1461

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Identification Number: 10.1093/soceco/1.1.1

Abstract

This paper argues for a closer association between economics and sociology. The latter could benefit from the intellectual rigour of the former. Building a unified socio-economics requires an intellectual rapprochement between the sociologist conception of social interaction and a relaxed version of rational choice. Evolutionary game theory may provide one way forward.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://ser.oxfordjournals.org/
Additional Information: © 2004 Oxford University Press and the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2011 15:47
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 17:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/31566

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