Principles of Group Solidarity (häftad)
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Principles of Group Solidarity (häftad)

Principles of Group Solidarity

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Social scientists have long recognized that solidarity is essential for such phenomena as social order, class, and ethnic consciousness, and the provision of collective goods. In presenting a new general theory of group solidarity, Michael Hechter here contends that it is indeed possible to build a theory of solidarity based on the action of rational individuals and in doing so he goes beyond the timeworn disciplinary boundaries separating the various social sciences.
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"["Principles of Group Solidarity ] will be a great help in reducing the gap between Public Choice and economics on the one hand and sociology on the other. . . . Hechter emphatically is . . . a perceptive sociologist."--Gordon Tullock, "Public Choice

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Michael Hechter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.


Tables and Figures Preface I. Introduction II. The Problem Sociological Approaches to Group Solidarity Rational Choice Approaches to Group Solidarity III. A Theory of Group Solidarity The Extensiveness of Corporate Obligations The Probability of Compliance IV. The Necessity of Formal Controls Prosocial Motivations Gaming Strategies Among Rational Egoists V. Dependence and Party Solidarity Legislators' Dependence on the Party for Re-Election Legislators' Dependence on the Party for Patronage VI. The Production of Formal Controls Rotating Credit Associations Insurance Groups By-Products of Insurance Groups VII. The Limits of Compensation in Capitalist Firms Costs of Input Assessment Costs of Output Assessment The Internal Labor Market as a Quasi-Obligatory Group VIII. Economizing on Control Costs in Intentional Communities Monitoring Economies Sanctioning Economies IX. Conclusion Markets and Groups The Family Class and Status Solidarity Solidarity in the National Society Bibliography Index