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Становление Общего Социального Анализа
[Toward General Social Analysis]



In this paper, it is shown that the concept “economic imperialism” has no real content with epistemological point of view: there is no evidence of using specific economic methodology in areas of other social disciplines. Economics is in a permanent crisis caused by the impossibility to answer its most important questions if one remains in its own area. However, social disciplines have now not only common subject of research, but also common empirical base and a unified analytical apparatus. Preconditions are created to form General Social Analysis as a discipline about functioning and development of social institutions and about behavior of human collectives in their frameworks.

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  • Polterovich, Victor, 2010. "Становление Общего Социального Анализа
    [Toward General Social Analysis]
    ," MPRA Paper 26085, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:26085

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    1. Robert E. Lucas Jr., 2003. "Macroeconomic Priorities," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 93(1), pages 1-14, March.
    2. Olivier Blanchard & Giovanni Dell'Ariccia & Paolo Mauro, 2010. "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 42(s1), pages 199-215, September.
    3. Debreu, Gerard, 1974. "Excess demand functions," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 1(1), pages 15-21, March.
    4. Edward P. Lazear, 2000. "Economic Imperialism," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 115(1), pages 99-146.
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    economic crisis; crisis of economics; economic imperialism; methodological individualism; game theory; Sonnensсhein-Mantel-Debreu theorem;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists

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