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Reasoning On Evolution Of Culture And Structure

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  • Maria BOBROVA
  • Arndt KÃœMPEL
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    The purpose of this paper is to work toward developing evolutionary reasoning in the social sciences. Along with that, we argue to overcome the artificial divide of natural and social science for the sake of understanding behaviour. We make the case for an evolutionary and culturally sensitive view on long-surviving institutions and its base - individual behaviour. By taking into consideration the unsatisfying answers in the debate on structure and agency, we emphasize the importance of resonance for evolution and stability. We use case studies to make the point for an evolutionary understanding of institutions and to reflect on institutional path dependency.

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    Article provided by Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova in its journal Journal of Applied Economic Sciences.

    Volume (Year): 5 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2(12)/Summer2010 ()
    Pages: 21-33

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    Handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:5:y:2010:i:2(12)_spring2010:p:98
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