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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

Zachary P. Neal.

in Sociology

P ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7975 words.

Community is a broad topic within sociology, the social sciences generally, and indeed even in the natural and physical sciences. This bibliography focuses primarily on human communities,...

Protecting the community from the effects of the financial crisis

Joanna Richardson.

in From recession to renewal

November 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 8463 words.

The financial crisis has had an impact on communities, and particularly on vulnerable groups. How can the most vulnerable groups be protected, and what support can be given? This chapter...

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Territorial policy communities and devolution in the UK

Michael Keating, Paul Cairney and Eve Hepburn.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development and Growth; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Geography; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 8778 words.

Devolution in the UK forms part of a wider process of spatial rescaling across Europe. Little work has been done on its effect on interest articulation. The literature on policy communities...

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Adjustment in Practice

Aaron Major.

in Architects of Austerity

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 9402 words.

This chapter shows how intergovernmental organizations like the OECD and the Bank for International Settlements put their ideas into practice in their discussions of Italian political and...

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Guns, Butter, and Gold

Aaron Major.

in Architects of Austerity

April 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 12120 words.

This chapter explores the complexities of international monetary power in the late postwar period by looking at the rise and fall of the Great Society, which was followed shortly by the...

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Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria

Akos Rona-Tas and Alya Guseva.

in Plastic Money

February 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 21026 words.

The chapter focuses on how card markets were constructed in Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. The unique features of these markets are: a substantially large “gray” (cash) economy, which gave...

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What about Human Rights?

Monika Krause.

in The Good Project

May 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 8768 words.

In talk of the “international community”, many commentators assume that human rights work and humanitarianism are pulling in the same direction. Others see human rights work and...

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Epistemic communities, localization and the dynamics of knowledge creation

Patrick Cohendet, David Grandadam, Laurent Simon and Ignasi Capdevila.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economic Sociology. 13116 words.

This article aims to clarify how epistemic communities dynamically shape the process of knowledge creation in a localized context and how the evolving interaction between different members...

“Corporate Security Begins in the Community”

Marina Welker.

in Enacting the Corporation

March 2014; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 8609 words.

This chapter examines three different enactments of the corporation and their ethical entailments by analyzing an incident in which village residents attacked environmental activists....

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A Buddhist economic approach to the development of community enterprises: a case study from Southern Thailand

Wanna Prayukvong.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2005; p ublished online November 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 7174 words.

This study was undertaken to observe the development process and key success factors in three community enterprises adopting a Buddhist economic approach to development. The enterprises were...

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Building community, legitimating consumption: creating the U.S. bicycle market, 1876–1884

Thomas Burr.

in Socio-Economic Review

September 2006; p ublished online March 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Moral Philosophy; Corporate Social Responsibility; Welfare Economics; Political Economy; Economic Sociology. 13147 words.

Economic and organizational sociologists tend to define markets as sets of producers, and research mostly supply-side issues. They generally ignore the role of consumers and their use of...

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Essential Forms of Capital for Sustainable Community Development

Daniel V. Rainey, Kenneth L. Robinson, Ivye Allen and Ralph D. Christy.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Development. 4588 words.

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“Pak Comrel Is Our Regent Whom We Respect”

Marina Welker.

in Enacting the Corporation

March 2014; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 12288 words.

This chapter focuses on competing but copresent modes of enacting the company as an agent of development, which characterized here as patronage and sustainable development skills. The...

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Cultural Integration and Its Discontents

Timur Kuran and William H. Sandholm.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 12019 words.

A community's culture is defined by the preferences and equilibrium behaviours of its members. Contacts among communities alter individual cultures through two interrelated mechanisms:...

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Demographics of Education Levels and Type of Education

Abusaleh Shariff.

in Institutionalizing Constitutional Rights

June 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 12020 words.

Opening the book’s first section, ‘Education, Employment, Economy and Human Development’, Chapter 2 examines data on access to education. The discussion includes an analysis of longitudinal...

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User Innovation and Peer Assistance in Small-Scale Renewable Energy Technologies

Sampsa Hyysalo and Jouni K. Juntunen.

in Oxford Handbook of Energy and Society

September 2018; p ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 7569 words.

There have been many attempts to include citizens as more active players in the proliferation of renewable energy technologies. However, the roles that citizen users play in renewables...

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Managing the Boundaries of an “Open” Project

Fabrizio Ferraro and Siobhán O’Mahony.

in The Emergence of Organizations and Markets

October 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 13213 words.

This chapter examines the emergence of Debian, a community software project, from 1997 to 2002, showing how select, skilled programmers emerged as the custodians who guided Debian in the...

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The neoliberalisation of civil society

Jonathan Pattenden.

in "Labour, state and society in rural India"

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 7246 words.

This chapter argues that many civil society organisations in rural India have been neoliberalised. Rather than organisations seeking to redistribute power and resources towards labourers,...

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Exploring the local political context of the recession

Steve Leach and Mark Roberts.

in From recession to renewal

November 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 9214 words.

This chapter presents an analysis of how the recession will affect financial viability, and particularly the community leadership role of councils. It examines options for the role of local...

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Remarriage, Gender, and Rural Households

Satomi Kurosu, Christer Lundh and Marco Breschi.

in Similarity in Difference

December 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Economic Sociology. 13411 words.

This chapter compares the patterns of and factors associated withremarriageamongsix communities of Eurasia project. Remarriage took place in all of our study populations but its intensity...

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