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Новата икономическа социология: теоретични достижения и съвременни предизвикателства
New Economic Sociology: Theoretical Achievements and Contemporary Challenges

Author(s): Andrey Nonchev, Andrey Nonchev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Sociology, Methodology and research technology, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Университет за национално и световно стопанство (УНСС)
Keywords: new economic sociology; „embeddedness“ of economic action; economic institutions; social construction of markets; social capital; social networks.

Summary/Abstract: This study presents some basic theoretical achievements and key concepts of the „new economic sociology“, which pretends to explore not peripheral economic phenomena, but fundamental economic processes. The theoretical programme of the new economic sociology is conceptualised in contrast with the assumptions of the neoclassical economics. The contributions of Bulgarian scholars to the analysis of important issues in the field of economic sociology are also highlighted. The study suggests hypotheses to explain the symptoms of recent slowdown in the development of economic sociology and possible perspectives for new theoretical breakthroughs. They are discussed in the context of contemporary societal challenges and conflicts, which seek their economic-sociological interpretation.

  • Issue Year: 2/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 19-56
  • Page Count: 38
  • Language: Bulgarian