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Lawson, T.

Process, order and stability in Veblen

Cambridge Journal of Economics

Abstract: In this essay I tease out the notion of social order that underpins Veblen’s numerous contributions and examine its development over time. In piecing together various components of Veblen’s conception, in particular his notions of habit, institution and habituation, I challenge various existing interpretations of Veblen’s thinking on these and related matters.

Keywords: Process, Order, ,Stability, History of Thought, Economic Science, Institution, Habit, Habituation, Human nature,Evolution, Natural selection, Darwin, Spencer, Mendel

JEL Codes: A10, A30, B10, B20, B30, B40, B50, Z10

Author links: Tony Lawson  

PDF Link: http://cje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2014/09/30/cje.beu045.full.pdf+html?sid=36074a03-cfd6-4e



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