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Economy and State: A Sociological Perspective

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Economy and State: A Sociological Perspective, written by Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers, explains the economic foundation of the state by discussing the governance of property and money, in correlation to labor and firms, ending in economic development and internationalization/globalization. Bandelj and Sowers’, target audiences for this book seemed to be intended for those individuals wanting to learn the basics of economics from an economic sociology perspective allowing readers to broaden their minds, while drawing comparisons from the political economy and economic sociology. This book was written with clear language for the audience to understand and comprehend the large amount of traditional economic theory information within its condensed size, as well as introducing a sense of economic sociology in to the mix. Both Bandelj and Sowers separate their book into eight chapters: ranging from property and money, labor and firms, development and the international global economy, before its conclusion. Authors Nina Bandelj and Elizabeth Sowers, provide a wonderful analysis between economy and sociology by breaking down the study of economics including the production, distribution, consumption, and exchange of goods and services and its direct correlation to social networks, cultural reality so to speak, and political and social forces. The authors address the theoretical perspectives of economy-state relations while also applying the sociological
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