Competition, Coordination, Social Order : Responsible Business, Civil Society, and Government in an Open Society, Hardback Book

Competition, Coordination, Social Order : Responsible Business, Civil Society, and Government in an Open Society Hardback

Part of the Studies in Politics, Security and Society series

Description

The author analyses competition as one of four coordinating mechanisms helping agents mutually to orientate their actions, avoid chaos, and produce social order.

Competition is a key dimension of developed societies.

It helps to structure and is also conducive to social change.

Competing agents constrain one another, making it hard for anyone to change their position.

They discover new routines the best of which may later be institutionalized.

Competition is a solvent of power but only in relatively equal societies.

Entrenched wealth or status restricts competition, thus impoverishing social order.

The author also evaluates the theory of competition to explore such topics as corporate social responsibility, relations between government, business and civil society, and reflexivity in social sciences.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Political science & theory
  • ISBN: 9783631721797

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