David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Sociological Theory 22 (2):229-246 (2004)
In the spirit of Gerhard Lenski's macro-level analysis of stratification and societal evolution, a theory of the economy is presented. Like Lenski's work, this theory emphasizes population and power as they interact with production and distribution dynamics. Macro-level social organization in general, and economic processes in particular, are viewed as driven by the forces of population, power, production, and distribution. For each force, a theoretical proposition is presented. Forces are all implicated in each other; the resulting set of principles provides a view of how production and distribution, as the core of an economy, are embedded in population and power processes, and vice versa. The end result is a more general macro-level theory that captures the spirit and substance of Lenski's models of societal organization
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Theda Skocpol & Barrington Moore (1982). States and Social Revolutions. Ethics 92 (2):299-315.
Randall Collins (1990). Market Dynamics as the Engine of Historical Change. Sociological Theory 8 (2):111-135.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ann R. Tickamyer (2004). Between Modernism and Postmodernism: Lenski's "Power and Privilege" in the Study of Inequalities. Sociological Theory 22 (2):247-257.
Michael D. Kennedy (2004). Evolution and Event in History and Social Change: Gerhard Lenski's Critical Theory. Sociological Theory 22 (2):315-327.
Joan Huber (2004). Lenski Effects on Sex Stratification Theory. Sociological Theory 22 (2):258-268.
Randall Collins (2004). Lenski's Power Theory of Economic Inequality: A Central Neglected Question in Stratification Research. Sociological Theory 22 (2):219-228.
Rae Lesser Blumberg (1984). A General Theory of Gender Stratification. Sociological Theory 2:23-101.
Patrick D. Nolan (2004). Ecological-Evolutionary Theory: A Reanalysis and Reassessment of Lenski's Theory for the 21st Century. Sociological Theory 22 (2):328-337.
Bernice McNair Barnett (2004). Introduction: The Life, Career, and Social Thought of Gerhard Lenski: Scholar, Teacher, Mentor, Leader. Sociological Theory 22 (2):163-193.
Jonathan H. Turner & Robert A. Hanneman (1984). Some Theoretical Principles of Societal Stratification. Sociological Theory 2:1-22.
Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2004). Gendered Power and Privilege: Taking Lenski One Step Further. Sociological Theory 22 (2):269-277.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads10 ( #235,035 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?