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Collective Practices and Norms

  • Tony Lawson
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Part of the Social Morphogenesis book series (SOCMOR)

Abstract

Social positioning applies not just to people, artefacts and communities but also to practices. This is a proposition I investigate in the current paper. I do so in the context of examining how relative stability is often maintained even in the midst of intense social morphogenesis.

Keywords

Social positioning Collective practices Social change and stability Norms PVRS Model Darwinian process of evolution Modern economics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

For helpful comments on an earlier draft of the paper I am grateful to Nuno Martins, Margaret Archer and to other members of the Workshop on Social Morphogenesis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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