Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
versão impressa ISSN 0102-6445
HAMLIN, Cynthia Lins. Boudon: agency, structure, and methodological individualism. Lua Nova [online]. 1999, n.48, pp. 63-92. ISSN 0102-6445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64451999000300004.
The work of the French sociologist Raymond Boudon is analysed from the standpoint of the relationship between agency and structure. It is argued that the possibility of a synthesis between agency and structure is linked with the combination of two kinds of causality: one related to the actor and the other related to social structures. It is further argued that this combination is implicitly made in Boudon 's works, in spite of his methodological prescriptions.