Analytical sociology and social mechanisms /

Mechanisms are very much a part of social life. For example, we can see that inequality has tended to increase over time, and that cities can become segregated. But how do such mechanisms work? Analytical sociology is an influential approach to sociology which holds that explanations of social pheno...

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Other Authors: Demeulenaere, Pierre (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Pierre Demeulenaere
  • Part I. Action and Mechanisms: 1. Ordinary rationality: the core of analytical sociology / Raymond Boudon; 2. Indeterminacy of emotional mechanisms / Jon Elster; 3. A naturalistic ontology for mechanistic explanations in the social sciences / Dan Sperber; 4. Conversation as mechanism: emergence in creative groups / R. Keith Sawyer
  • Part II. Mechanisms and Causality: 5. Generative process model building / Thomas J. Fararo; 6. Singular mechanisms and Bayesian narratives / Peter Abell; 7. The logic of mechanismic explanations in the social sciences / Michael Schmid; 8. Social mechanisms and explanatory relevance / Petri Ylikoski; 9. Causal regularities, action and explanation/ Pierre Demeulenaere
  • Part III. Approaches to Mechanisms: 10. Youth unemployment: a self-reinforcing process? / Yvonne Åberg and Peter Hedström; 11. Neighborhood effects, causal mechanisms, and the social structure of the city / Robert J. Sampson; 12. Social mechanisms and generative explanations : computational models with double agents / Michael W. Macy with Damon Centola, Andreas Flache, Arnout van de Rijt and Robb Willer; 13. Relative deprivation in Silico: agent-based models and causality in analytical sociology / Gianluca Manzo.