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The Modern World-System: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century.
Principles of Group Solidarity.
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… Expand
Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development
- M. Hechter
- 1 December 1978
Recent years have seen a resurgence of separatist sentiments among national minorities in many industrial societies, including the United Kingdom. In 1997, the Scottish and Welsh both set up their… Expand
Sociological rational choice theory
Although rational choice theory has made considerable advances in other social sciences, its progress in sociology has been limited. Some sociologists' reservations about rational choice arise from a… Expand
Internal Colonialism: The Celtic Fringe in British National Development, 1536-1966.
A theory of the value of children
This paper uses a non-standard value assumption—uncertainty reduction—to explain parenthood. We begin by reviewing the inadequacies of normative and standard rational choice explanations of shifts in… Expand
The Role of General Theory in Comparative-Historical Sociology
The methodological foundations of comparative-historical sociology have been transformed dramatically in recent years. Arguments against general theoretical models have proliferated, while the… Expand
The contribution of rational choice theory to macrosociological research
Because it consists of an entire family of specific theories derived from the same first principles, rational choice offers one approach to generate explanations that provide for micro-macro links,… Expand
The Debate on Historical Sociology: Rational Choice Theory and Its Critics1
In the past two decades, many sociologists have denied the use‐fulness of general theories in favor of more particularistic ap‐proaches to historical explanation, which makes it difficult to specify… Expand