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Author Hechter, Michael.

Title Principles of group solidarity / Michael Hechter
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 219 pages)
Series California Series on Social Choice & Political Economy, 11
California series on social choice and political economy ; 11
Contents Cover; Contents; Tables and Figures; Preface; I. Introduction; II. The Problem; III. A Theory of Group Solidarity; IV. The Necessity of Formal Controls; V. Dependence and Party Solidarity; VI. The Production of Formal Controls; VII. The Limits of Compensation in Capitalist Firms; VIII. Economizing on Control Costs in Intentional Communities; IX. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Social scientists have long recognized that solidarity is essential for such phenomena as social order, class, and ethnic consciousness, and the provision of collective goods. In presenting a new general theory of group solidarity, Michael Hechter here contends that it is indeed possible to build a theory of solidarity based on the action of rational individuals and in doing so he goes beyond the timeworn disciplinary boundaries separating the various social sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social choice.
Social control.
Social groups.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 87005074
ISBN 052090897X (electronic bk.)
9780520908970 (electronic bk.)