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: 16/12/2011
- Category: Social theory
- ISBN: 9780415698979