Work detail

Rules in homeless communities: an institutional analysis

Author: Bc. Matěj Ehrlich
Year: 2014 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 64
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Abstract: In this thesis, we are interested in rules of coexistence among homeless
persons in Prague. At rst, we will generally describe the emergence of
order in society then we will focus on informal institutions and various
ways how to enforce them. Subsequently, we will turn our attention to
the topic of homelessness. We will provide a de nition of homelessness
suitable for our purposes and describe functioning of informal social
networks that emerged among homeless people in di erent parts of
the world. This will lead us to the empirical part of the thesis, which
is based on unstructured interviews and results in description of ob-
served regularities and enforcement mechanisms connected to them.
For some of those regularities, we will use game theoretical approach
to explain how did they emerge and how are they sustained.




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