Rainer Diaz-Bone (2017)
In: Löwenstein, Heiko/Emirbayer, Mustafa (eds.), Netzwerke, Kultur und Agency. Problemlösungen in relationaler Methodologie und Sozialtheorie. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa, pp. 336-354.
Abstract. The German article discusses relational sociology (White, Emirbayer, Mische et al.) as one form to combine structuralism and pragmatism. Also the problem of relational sociology, to lose its structuralist impact. Convention theory is presented as an alternative to relational sociology (or as a European form of relational sociology), which offers a way to reintegrate pragmatism but keeping also structuralist elements (as the concept of convention itself). At the end methodological perspectives for a conventionalist/relationist approach are discussed.