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Process, order and stability in Veblen


  • Tony Lawson


In this essay I tease out the notion of social order that underpins Veblen’s numerous contributions and examine its development over time. In piecing together various components of Veblen’s conception, in particular his notions of habit, institution and habituation, I challenge various existing interpretations of Veblen’s thinking on these and related matters.

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  • Tony Lawson, 2015. "Process, order and stability in Veblen," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 39(4), pages 993-1030.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cambje:v:39:y:2015:i:4:p:993-1030.

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