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Institutional Analysis and Praxis

The Social Fabric Matrix Approach

Editors: Natarajan, Tara, Elsner, Wolfram, Fullwiler, Scott (Eds.)

  • Employs the Social Fabric Matrix Approach (SFM-A) approach to a breadth of real-world problems with policy implications
  • Includes case studies that explore many current issues including poverty, microfinance, sustainable development, the mortgage crisis and educational systems
  • Creates a new method for applied sciences in general, with applications in a variety of disciplines
  • Features contributions by leading experts and rising stars in the field
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About this book

The Social Fabric Matrix Approach (SFM-A) is a rigorous and holistic methodology for undertaking policy-relevant, complex systems research. This book contains both extensive applications of the SFM-A to contemporary issues and chapters that embed applied research in relevant theoretical, philosophical, and methodological frameworks. It offers a balance of applications through case studies across regions and topics that span areas of finance, development, education, and environment, to name a few. This book creates new ways of using the SFM and forges previously unexplored connections between institutional economics and other areas of study such as financial markets, micro credit, political economy and sustainable development, thus contextually refining the SFM-A. This book complements F. Gregory Hayden’s Policymaking for a Good Society: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach to Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.

"Institutional Analysis and Praxis: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach… is interesting and thought-provoking.  The book should fill or create a good size niche in modeling the effects of economic and social institutions on development, in part because it includes values directly in the model." – Glen Atkinson, University of Nevada, Reno

"The book is concerned with a demonstration of the methodological and analytical importance of the Social Fabric Matrix (SFM) and its application to a wide variety of real-world policy problems.  As such, it is the first book of its kind, drawing on the contributions of economic scholars who are doing pioneering work in the application of the SFM to economic policy problems.  It is, in short, a ground-breaking enterprise." – Paul Bush, CSU Fresno

" [This book] offers a fresh perspective, as this is the first contribution that would underscore Hayden’s contribution… The editors have assembled one of the finest collections of contemporary Institutionalist thinkers that appears to have been assembled." – John Hall, Portland State University

Reviews

"Institutional Analysis and Praxis: The Social Fabric Matrix Approach… is interesting and thought-provoking.  The book should fill or create a good size niche in modeling the effects of economic and social institutions on development, in part because it includes values directly in the model." – Glen Atkinson, University of Nevada, Reno

 

"The book is concerned with a demonstration of the methodological and analytical importance of the Social Fabric Matrix (SFM) and its application to a wide variety of real-world policy problems.  As such, it is the first book of its kind, drawing on the contributions of economic scholars who are doing pioneering work in the application of the SFM to economic policy problems.  It is, in short, a ground-breaking enterprise." – Paul Bush, CSU Fresno

 

" [This book] offers a fresh perspective, as this is the first contribution that would underscore Hayden’s contribution… The editors have assembled one of the finest collections of contemporary Institutionalist thinkers that appears to have been assembled." – John Hall, Portland State University


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Social Fabric Matrix Approach to Policy Analysis: An Introduction

    Fullwiler, Scott T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The Economy as an Open System: An Institutionalist Framework for Economic Development

    Adkisson, Richard V.

    Pages 25-38

  • The Social Fabric Matrix, the Principles of Institutional Adjustment, and Individual Action

    Sturgeon, James I.

    Pages 39-54

  • The Normative Matrix of Social Costs: Linking Hayden’s Social Fabric Matrix and Kapp’s Theory of Social Costs

    Berger, Sebastian

    Pages 55-67

  • Convergence of the Social Fabric Matrix and Complex Modeling

    Radzicki, Michael J.

    Pages 69-85

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-88741-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-88740-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8497-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutional Analysis and Praxis
Book Subtitle
The Social Fabric Matrix Approach
Editors
  • Tara Natarajan
  • Wolfram Elsner
  • Scott Fullwiler
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-88741-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-88741-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-88740-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8497-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 349
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