Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology

  title={Micro-Macro Links and Microfoundations in Sociology},
  author={Werner Raub and Vincent Buskens and Marcel A. L. M. van Assen},
  journal={The Journal of Mathematical Sociology},
  pages={1 - 25}
Using Coleman's well-known scheme as an anchor, we review key features of explanations of social phenomena that employ micro-macro models. Some antecedents of micro-macro models and of Coleman's scheme as well as some paradigmatic examples of micro-macro links are sketched. We then discuss micro-level assumptions in micro-macro explanations and the robustness of macro-level implications to variations in micro-level assumptions. We conclude with an overview of some recent developments in micro… 
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