Social Capital Versus Social Theory

1st Edition

Ben Fine

Routledge
Published October 19, 2000
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9780415241809 - CAT# RU21867
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Political Economy

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Summary

The idea of Social Capital is an attempt to incorporate social considerations into mainstream economic thinking. Its proponents feel that social factors are properly quantifiable. So, they use the compex algebra and statistics beloved of mainstream economic theory and measure 'units' of health care or education in the same way that they would machinery or transport.
Ben Fine's main argument in this book is that such concers cannot be judged in terms of mathematical methods and that to try t odo so is overly simplistic.
Fine assesses the impact of Social Impact across the social sciences and shows how economic analysis is being subsumed into these areas and how thinking in sociology and politics impacts upon economics.

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