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A timely and effective outlet for papers prior to their hardcopy publication

The Working Paper series is co-edited by Victor Nee and Richard Swedberg, editor of the acclaimed Handbook of Economic Sociology. Submissions may be sent by hardcopy to the CSES main office or, preferably, by e-mail attachment to Richard Swedberg ( or Victor Nee (


“Actors do not behave or decide as atoms outside a social context ... Their attempts at purposive action are instead embedded in concrete, ongoing systems of social relations.”— Mark Granovetter