The Social Institutions of Capitalism: Evolution and Design of Social Contracts

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Pursey Heugens, Hans van Oosterhout, Jack J. Vromen
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 168 pages
Offering a diverse set of contributions to current social contracting research, this text illustrates how social contracts necessarily underlie and facilitate all forms of capitalist production and exchange.
 

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Contents

Social contract theories epluribus unum?
1
Stable social contracts
20
The relational constitution of contractual agreement
38
The foundations of trust
66
Economics and the social contract Toon Vandevelde
97
Social contracts sic et non
109
Sources of normativity reflectivity versus social contracting
127
Justiceconventionalism justicePlatonism and the social contract
141
Index
165
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