Social structure and social relations

Abstract
This paper replies to Porpora, King, and Varela's responses to my earlier paper “For Emergence”, focussing on the relationship between the concepts of social structure and social relations. It recognises the importance of identifying the mechanisms responsible whenever we make claims for the emergence of causal powers, and discusses the mechanism underlying one case of social structure: normative institutions. It also shows how critical realism reconciles the claims that both social structures and human individuals have emergent causal powers that combine to produce actual social events
Keywords emergence  social structure  causal powers  critical realism  social relations
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-5914.2007.00346.x
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For Emergence: Refining Archer's Account of Social Structure.Dave Elder-vass - 2007 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 37 (1):25–44.

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