Economy and Society is a major landmark in the recent emergence of economic sociology. Robert J. Holton provides a major new synthesis of social scientific thinking on the inter-relationship between economy and society arguing for the importance of politics and culture to the functioning of the economy and drawing on the strengths but avoiding the weaknesses of economic liberalism and political economy.

part |46 pages

Part I

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|16 pages

Defining the Economy

A historical, multi-dimensional approach

chapter 2|24 pages

The Differentiation of Economy and Society

part |225 pages

Part II

chapter |3 pages


chapter 5|42 pages

Political Economy

Bringing power back in

chapter 6|33 pages

Political Economy

A critical assessment

chapter 7|36 pages

Economic Sociology

Bringing culture back in

chapter 8|23 pages

Economic Sociology

An evaluation of a culture-inclusive theory of Economy and Society

chapter 9|34 pages

Economic Sociology Towards a new synthesis