Topic outline_Handbook of Failure

Handbook of Failure: Perspectives from Sociology and Other Social Sciences

Editors: Adriana Mica, Anna Horolets, Mikołaj Pawlak and Paweł Kubicki


Topic outline:

Part I: Failure in sociology or sociology of failure?

  • Disasters and accidents
  • Policy learning and failure
  • Rhetoric of failure and denial in IR scholarship
  • Anthropology of failure

Part II: Definition of failure and related analytical concepts

  • Organizational failure
  • Successful failure
  • Too big to fail

Part III: Strategic research sites for the study of failure

  • Economic failure (in technology and market development)
  • Failure in religious context
  • Sense of failure and inequality
  • Governance and failure
  • Material culture, miscommunication, health sector
  • Social movements
  • Industrial, technological disasters
  • Failure, civil society, Japan

Part IV: Relation between failure and other processes

  • Nudges that fail (reprint)