Pragmatic socio-economics: a way forward?

Clapham, D. (2022) Pragmatic socio-economics: a way forward? Housing, Theory and Society, 39(2), pp. 151-154. (doi: 10.1080/14036096.2021.2022747)

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This commentary examines the concept of “pragmatic socio-economics” and argues that it is unlikely to offer a major breakthrough in the search for a holistic approach to the study of housing. Although the authors outline the serious barriers to the integration of sociological insights into neo-classical economics, they seek to avoid these through the adoption of concepts, such as that of social norms, that could be acceptable to economists. The result does not challenge some of the fundamental assumptions of neo-classical economics that need to be amended if meaningful integration with sociology is to be achieved.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clapham, Professor David
Authors: Clapham, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing, Theory and Society
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1651-2278
Published Online:11 April 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 IBF, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research
First Published:First published in Housing, Theory and Society 39(2): 151-154
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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