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Beyond Market and Hierarchy

Interactive Governance and Social Complexity Edited by Ash Amin, University of Cambridge, UK and Jerzy Hausner, Professor of Economics and Head, Department of Public Economy and Administration, Cracow Academy of Economics, Poland
This ambitious book presents a conceptual framework for an institutional approach to economic change and economic transformation. It sheds important light on two basic concepts: social complexity and interactive governance.
In Association with the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE)
Extent: 352 pp
Hardback Price: £100.00 Web: £90.00
Publication Date: 1997
ISBN: 978 1 85898 482 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Evolutionary Economics
  • Institutional Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Political Economy
This ambitious book presents a conceptual framework for an institutional approach to economic change and economic transformation. It sheds important light on two basic concepts: social complexity and interactive governance.

The first part of the book develops the theoretical foundations for dealing with social complexity, economic governance and change. The second part describes the failures and successes of different forms of governance in different cultural and institutional contexts. A major theme in the book is the significance of social context and path-dependence in the management of economic change.

The book will have particular appeal to economists and political scientists concerned with the political economy of economic change and the transition process.
‘. . . this collection offers a highly interesting insight into the eclectic complexity that is institutional and evolutionary economics.’
– A. Swain, Regional Studies
Contributors: A. Amin, J. Andersen, B. Chavance, R. Delorme, J. Hausner, B. Jessop, M. Kluth, R. Kosonen, J. Lange-von Kulessa, E. Magnin, M. Orillard, W. Ruigrok, S. Stahl, N.-L. Sum, R. van Tulder
Contents: Preface 1. Interactive Governance and Social Complexity (A. Amin and J. Hausner) 2. The Foundational Bearing of Complexity (R. Delorme) 3. Cognitive Networks and Self-organization in a Complex Socio-economic Environment (M. Orillard) 4. Collectivist versus Individualist Perspectives on the Institutional Transition Process – Some Methodological Remarks (J. Lange-von Kulessa) 5. The Governance of Complexity and the Complexity of Governance: Preliminary Remarks on Some Problems and Limits of Economic Guidance (B. Jessop) 6. The Nature of Institutional Change: Managing Rival Dependencies (R. van Tulder and W. Ruigrok) 7. ‘Time-Space Embeddedness’ and ‘Geo-governance’ of Cross-border Regional Modes of Growth: Their Nature and Dynamics in East Asian Cases (N.-L. Sum) 8. Emergence of Path-dependent Mixed Economies in Central Europe (B. Chavance and E. Magnin) 9. From Patient to Active Agent: An Institutional Analysis of the Russian Border Town of Vyborg (R. Kosonen) 10. Transitional Problems in the Russian Agriculture Sector: A Historical-institutiona Perspective (S. Stahl) 11. The Globalization of European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) (M. Kluth and J. Andersen) Index