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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

07
Апрель

Economic Sociology

2023/2024
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
4-й курс, 3 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This is the introductory course aimed at the discussion of the basics of the sociological study of the economy. After the course students should: know the theoretical approaches to the understanding of the economy, the market, and the economic behaviour; be able to analyze the economic actions, networks, culture and power in the contemporary markets; be able to present the results of the socio-economic analysis. The course consists of lectures and seminars. The seminars involve the discussion of the topics and the student work in small groups, academic reading, the analysis of empirical data.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of this course is to study the basics of the sociological study of the economy and to explain the main approaches developing in the field of economic sociology. The course is oriented toward the understanding of the contemporary market, informal economy, the work of the firm and the economic behaviour of different economic actors.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - able to work with information: find, evaluate and use necessary information from different sources in order to solve scientific and professional problems (including through the system approach)
  • able to analyze socially significant problems and processes with impartiality and scientific objectivity
  • able to critically evaluate and reassess accumulated experiences (personal and others’), reflect on professional and social activities
  • able to critically evaluate and reassess accumulated experiences (personal and others’), reflect on professional and social activities; able to critically perceive, summarize, and analyze professional information
  • able to critically perceive, summarize, and analyze professional information
  • able to identify the scientific essence of problems in one’s professional area
  • able to present the results of sociological study while taking into account the specifics of the potential audience
  • able to process and analyze data to prepare analytical decisions, expert advice, and recommendations
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to work with information: find, evaluate and use necessary information from different sources in order to solve scientific and professional problems (including through the system approach)
  • Identifies the scientific essence of problems in economic sociology
  • Works with information: find, evaluate and use necessary information from different sources in order to solve scientific and professional problems (including through the system approach)
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Methodological foundations of economic sociology. Institutionalization of the discipline "Economic sociology"
  • Networks, institutions and culture: the main approaches of new economic sociology to the study of the modern economy
  • State, politics and economy
  • Markets as the main focus of new economic sociology
  • Informal economy
  • Firms and organizations
  • Employment and labour market
  • Modern capitalism
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In class participation
  • non-blocking Project
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.25 * In class participation + 0.5 * Exam + 0.25 * Project
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Aspers, P., & Dodd, N. (2015). Re-Imagining Economic Sociology. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1200997

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Andersson, J. (2010). The Library and the Workshop : Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=309246
  • Beck, N., & Ebner, A. (2008). The Institutions of the Market : Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=259557
  • Beckert, J., & Dewey, M. (2017). The Architecture of Illegal Markets : Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1561435
  • Biggart, N. W., & Wiley InterScience (Online service). (2002). Readings in Economic Sociology. Malden, Mass: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=231984
  • Fligstein, N. (2008). Euroclash : The EU, European Identity, and the Future of Europe. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234734
  • Portes, A. (2010). Economic Sociology : A Systematic Inquiry. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=329852
  • Roberts, J., & Amin, A. (2008). Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=267279
  • Swedberg, R., & Pinch, T. J. (2008). Living in a Material World : Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies. Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=248783
  • The architecture of illegal markets : towards an economic sociology of illegality in the economy / edited by Jens Beckert and Matías Dewey. (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.490198740
  • Zafirovski, M., & Beckert, J. (2006). International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=349450