Gianluca Manzo's Main Publication

In this section, you will find what my theoretical and empirically-oriented research has generated so far in terms of publications on analytical sociologytheory of actionmodels and mechanismseducational inequalitiesinequality perception, and status hierarchies. I am following here a “thematic” criterion thus discarding the distinction in terms of type of publication. If you prefer this logic, please go to home and see the section "publications" of my CV.

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Here a list of my prefered papers:

*Meta-theoretical papers*

G. Manzo (2014) “Data, Generative Models, and Mechanisms: More on the Principles of Analytical Sociology”. In Manzo, G. (2014) (ed.) Analytical Sociology: Actions and Networks, Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 4-52.
G. Manzo (2013)  “Is rational choice theory still a rational choice of theory?”, Social Science Information, 52, 3, 361-382. 
G. Manzo (2010). “Analytical Sociology and Its Critics”. European Journal of Sociology, 51, 1, 129-170.
G. Manzo (2007). “Variables, mechanisms, and simulations: can the three methods be synthesized? A critical analysis of the literature”, Revue Française de Sociologie, 48 (Supplement: An Annual English Selection), 35-71.

*Status Hierarchies*

G. Manzo, D. Baldassarri (2015) “Heuristics, Interactions, and Status Hierarchies: An Agent-based Model of Deference Exchange”, Sociological Methods and Research, 44, 3, 329-387.

*Educational inequalities*

G. Manzo (2013) “Educational Choices and Social Interactions: A Formal Model and A Computational Test”. Comparative Social Research, 30, 47-100.
G. Manzo (2006). “Generative Mechanisms and Multivariate Statistical Analysis. Modeling Educational Opportunity Inequality by Multi-Matrix Log-Linear Topological Model: Contributions and Limits”, Quality & Quantity, 40, 5, 721-758.

*Relative deprivation*

G. Manzo (2011) “Relative Deprivation in Silico: Agent-based Models and Causality in Analytical Sociology”, in P. Demeulenaere (ed.), Analytical Sociology and Social Mechanisms, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, ch. 13, 266-308.