Neglected Links in Economics and Society Inequality, Organization, Work and Economic Methodology
Palgrave Macmillan 2021, xi-268 pp.
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79192-6
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This book deals with the Neglected Links in economics and society. These neglected links are the inner bonds and lines which keep the society and economy together and are almost interconnected although they are very often treated and discussed separately in different discourses. Contemporary discussion has forgotten to think universally and to integrate items into one common field of observation. Instead, too often particular items are studied and discussed as being independent of each other without acknowledging a broader context. The book gives an exemplary instruction on how to treat reciprocal links and how to work in an interdisciplinary way, which tackles history, sociology and economics at least. By so doing, the book as also serves as an educational instruction for integrative and interdisciplinary science instead of recapitulating mono-disciplinary approaches. Discussion includes topics such as social and economic inequality research, limits of rationality, and orthodoxies and heterodoxies of economic research, as well as a discussion of the heroes of interdisciplinary thought.
Dieter Bögenhold is a professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Alpen-Adria-University, Klagenfurt, Austria, and Head of the Department of Sociology. He is also a speaker for the doctoral program “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development”. His research areas include social stratification, consumption and life-style studies, interdisciplinary studies, economic sociology, and the history of economic thought. He has published more than 250 contributions, including numerous books.