Part of the The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences book series (EHES, volume 8)


The application of a style-based framework has been suggested in the preceding analysis as a way to make development economics a more realistic, context-minded science again. Behind this approach lies the idea to conceptualise discrete sets of interdependent economic, cultural and political factors as elements of a particular economic style, and to define the context to which the elements of that style apply as the domain within which generalisations about the behaviour of economic ­phenomena are possible. While this approach challenges the usefulness of a universal model of behaviour, the possibility of a common framework for explaining economic behaviour in different cultural contexts is retained.


Economic Behaviour Economic Reality Development Assistance Development Cooperation Economic Framework 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CologneGermany

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