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Beyond the Market:
The Social Foundations of Economic Efficiency
Jens Beckert
Translated by Barbara Harshav

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE vii
INTRODUCTION 1
PART ONE: CRITIQUE 5
ONE: The Limits of the Rational-Actor Model as a Microfoundation of Economic Efficiency 7
Cooperation 18
Uncertainty 36
Innovation 50
PART TWO: CONCEPTS 67
TWO: Émile Durkheim: The Economyas Moral Order 69
Sociology as the Science of Morality 74
Durkheim's Critique of Economics 76
Economic Institutions as Moral Facts 81
Anomie and Forced Division of Labor 114
Stabilizing Economic Relations with Professional Groups 119
Cooperation and Morality 122
Appendix: Systematizing the View of the Economy in Sociological Theory: Durkheim through Weber to Parsons 125
THREE: Talcott Parsons: The Economyas a Subsystem of Society 133
Economic and Sociological Theory in Parsons's Early Work 135
The Economy as the Adaptive Subsystem of Society 149
The Boundary Proceses of the Economy 156
The Institutional Establishment of Economic Rationality 192
Cooperation and Interpenetration 197
FOUR: Niklas Luhmann: The Economyas a Autopoietic System 201
The Self-Referentiality of the Economy 207
The Reentry of the Excluded Third Party 216
System and Action 233
FIVE: Anthony Giddens: Actor and Structure in Economic Action 241
Interpretation and Structuration of Economic Action ???
Cooperation and Reflextivity 259
Innovation and Creativity 269
PART THREE: CONCLUSIONS 283
SIX: Perspectives for Economic Sociology 285
NOTES 297
BIBLIOGRAPHY 327
INDEX 347

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