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About this product
- PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
- Date of Publication24/05/2016
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleSocial Morphogenesis
- Place of PublicationCham
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintSpringer International Publishing AG
- Content Note6 black & white illustrations, 3 colour illustrations, biography
- Weight619 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byMargaret S. Archer
- Table Of ContentsChapter 1. Introduction: Does Social Morphogenesis Threaten the Rule of Law; Margaret S. Archer.- Part I. The Great Normative Transformations.- Chapter 2. The Great Normative Changes in the Twentieth Century; Douglas V. Porpora.- Chapter 3. Reflexive Secularity: Thoughts on the Reflexive Imperative in a Secular Age; Philip Gorski.- Chapter 4. Emergence, Development and Death: Norms in International Society; Colin Wight.- Chapter 5. The Normative Texture of Morphogenic Society: Tensions, Challenges and Strategies; Andrea Maccarini.- Part II. Morphogenesis and the Decline of Normative Consensus.- Chapter 6. In letter and In Spirit: Social Morphogenesis and the Interpretation of Codified Social Rules; Ismael Al-Amoudi.- Chapter 7. Anormative Social Regulation: The Attempt to Cope with Social Morphogenesis; Margaret S. Archer.- Chapter 8. Joint 'Anormative' Regulation from Status to Inconsistency; A Multilevel Spinning Top Model of Specialized Institutionalization; Emmanuel Lazega.- Chapter 9. The Fragile Social Movements of Late Modernity; Mark Carrigan.- Part III. Morphogenesis and What Makes for Change in Normativity.- Chapter 10. The Relational Understanding of the Origin and Morphogenetic Change of Social Morality; Pierpaolo Donati.- Chapter 11. Collective Practices and Norms; Tony Lawson.- Chapter 12. Ethics from Systems: Origin, Development and Current State of Normativity; Wolfgang Hofkirchner.
- Author BiographyMargaret Archer heads the project at EPFL 'From Modernity to Morphogenesis'. She was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association at the 12th World Congress of Sociology. She is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and is a trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism. She studied at the University of London, graduating B.Sc. in 1964 and Ph.D. in 1967 with a thesis on The Educational Aspirations of English Working Class Parents. She was a lecturer at the University of Reading from 1966 to 1973. She is one of the most influential theorists in the critical realist tradition. At the 12th World Congress of Sociology, she was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association, is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism.
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