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What is spontaneous order?

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Due especially to the work of Friedrich Hayek, “spontaneous order” has become an influential concept in social theory. It seeks to explain how human practices and institutions emerge as unintended consequences of myriad individual actions, and points to the limits of rationalism and conscious design in social life. The political implications of spontaneous order theory explain both the enthusiasm and the skepticism it has elicited, but its basic mechanisms remain elusive and underexamined. Th...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s0003055419000625

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Oxford college:
University College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-2610-6391
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
American Political Science Review More from this journal
Volume:
114
Issue:
1
Pages:
68-80
Publication date:
2019-10-21
Acceptance date:
2019-09-10
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EISSN:
1537-5943
ISSN:
0003-0554
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English
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2019-11-05

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