Beyond the Marketplace is an interdisciplinary view of the relationship between markets and society. Do individuals behave in markets as neoclassical theory assumes they do? Can other social institutions and process (e.g., family formation and voting behavior) be analyzed with the same analytic tools we use to study markets? Do markets themselves have a social and cultural structure which is not adequately explained by the formal tools of neoclassical analysis? In this book economists, sociologists, political scientists, historians and anthropologists respond to these and related question.
The title Beyond the Marketplace could lead a prospective reader to expect a book examining and discussing the nature and limits of markets, and perhaps indicating either where markets have inappropriately intruded or where they need to be developed to improve social welfare. A consideration of such issues would be timely not only for the United States, where there is growing interest both in privatizing some public services and in nationalizing others, but also for Eastern Europe, where the boundaries and rules for the operation of new labor markets, for example, are being rewritten.
# Hardcover: 365 pages
# Publisher: Aldine Transaction (December 31, 1990)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0202303705