Micro Macro Link in Action and Relation Systems

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 27 (Main Building)
RC45 Rational Choice (host committee)

Language: English

Micro-macro link is an important focus in developing sociological theory. In this respect, rational choice has been the strongest theoretical framework specifically for explanation of micro-macro link in action systems. However, some theoretical extension will be required in order to capture an action system as being embedded in the social structure. As the social structure should have its own micro-macro link in the respect of relation system, it is expected that the extension enables to explain the relationship between two different aggregation problems in action and relation systems.
In this session we hope to explore this type of complex micro-macro link and discuss the possibility of breakthrough in sociological theory. Concrete topics include network formation, motivation formation, network structure of an action system or plural action systems, and other problems on the relationship between rational choice and social networks. Various approaches, such as theoretical, empirical, simulation and formal studies, are welcome.
Session Organizer:
Kazuto MISUMI, Kyushu University, Japan
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