The Elgar companion to social economics: Second edition

John B. Davis*, Wilfred Dolfsma

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Abstract

Social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key roles social values play in the economy and economic life. This second edition of the Elgar Companion to Social Economics revises all chapters from the first edition, and adds important new chapters to reflect the expansion and development of social economics. The expert contributions explain a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics in the field, mapping out possible directions of future social economic research. Social economics treats the economy and economics as embedded in a web of social and ethical relationships. It considers economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom, and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. This book will be a leading resource and guide to social economics for many years to come.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages751
Edition2
ISBN (Electronic)9781783478545
ISBN (Print)9781783478538
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29-May-2015

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