Markets and Society

This module offers a survey of economic life from a macro-sociological and historical viewpoint. The module will introduce students to important sociological contributions on the organization of economic life, with particular emphasis on industrialization, the rise of market society, employment systems, property rights, fiscal sociology, ideational sources of economic organization, and sociology of firm. The focus of the module is on (1) illustrating the institutional and social foundations of economy, and (2) the consequences of different institutions for the organization of economic life across the world.

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