Daily Archives: July 21, 2015

Disembedded Markets as a Mirror of Society

In the Marxist tradition, capitalism is understood as a commodified society based on markets. The article argues that the ultimate justification of this position does not lie in any ‘materialistic’ approach, but in the disembedding of markets that was the … Continue reading

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Citizen Participation, Agency and Voice

Citizen participation, by now one of the main topics on the institutional agenda in many European countries, involves different fields of public action, mostly on a local level – social inclusion, urban renewal, development, the environment, health/social services, etc. It … Continue reading

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Relational Agency: Relational Sociology, Agency and Interaction

This article explores how the concept of agency in social theory changes when it is conceptualized as a relational rather than an individual phenomenon. It begins with a critique of the structure/agency debate, particularly of how this emerges in the … Continue reading

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Personal Relationships as an Interface between Social Networks and Social Cognitions

The concept of shared knowledge structures is introduced as one way of demonstrating how personal relationships serve as a bridge between collective activity at the level of the social network and cognitive activity at the level of the individual. The … Continue reading

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