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Why We Embrace Novelties: Conditions That Foster Institutional Fads

Joel Best

in Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Americans have always had to deal with change, and they often worried about it—such as those modern railroads, which, for example, critics warned impelled people at unnatural speeds that threatened ... More


Changing the World

Peter Hall

in London voices, London lives: Tales from a working capital

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349842
eISBN:
9781447302711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349842.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the thoughts of the Londoners about their future and the future of their city. In particular, it aims to discover whether they feel a sense of influence over the course of ... More


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