The Architecture of Markets: An Economic Sociology of Twenty-First-Century Capitalist Societies

@inproceedings{Fligstein2001TheAO,
  title={The Architecture of Markets: An Economic Sociology of Twenty-First-Century Capitalist Societies},
  author={Neil Fligstein},
  year={2001}
}
Market societies have created more wealth and more opportunities for more people, than any other system of social organization in history. Yet we still have a rudimentary understanding of how markets themselves are social constructions that require extensive institutional support. This groundbreaking work seeks to fill this gap, to make sense of modern capitalism by developing a sociological theory of market institutions. Addressing the dynamism that capitalism brings with it, Neil Fligstein… 

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