Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology, Hardback Book

Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology Hardback

Edited by Vincent Buskens, Werner Raub, Marcel van Assen


Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology focuses on two main issues in sociology.

Firstly, how macro-conditions can explain macro-outcomes mediated by actor behaviour at the micro-level (micro-macro links).

Secondly, how alternative micro-models affect macro-outcomes (microfoundations).

The contributions reflect key features of micro-macro modelling in sociology as well as recent progress in this field.

The chapters address core features of explanations of social phenomena using micro-macro models, the problem of cooperation, heterogeneity of actors, structural balance, opinion formation, segregation, and problems of micro-macro models that are based on rational choice assumptions.

Moreover, the contributions show how different research methods can be applied fruitfully, such as laboratory experiments, equilibrium analysis, and agent-based modelling.

As a result, the book can be a guide for graduate students who want to develop their skills in building micro-macro models.

In addition, the book provides specialists of the different substantive research areas with up-to-date new developments in their research area. This book was originally published as a special issue of Journal of Mathematical Sociology.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social theory
  • ISBN: 9780415698979



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