Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


"Thorsten Peetz"

Titel: Relational Mechanisms
Autor: Thorsten Peetz
Seite: 147-174

This article challenges the view that sociological explanation is based on methodological individualism and suggests using relational concepts for constructing explanations of social phenomena. It develops a relational concept of social mechanisms based on sociological systems theory and illustrates its explanatory power by drawing on research on changes in educational organizations in Germany.

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