Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences
Edited by Mark J. Smith
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Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences by Mark J. Smith
Book DescriptionThis is a comprehensive and authoritative reference collection in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences. The source materials selected are drawn from debates within the natural sciences as well as social scientific practice. This four volume set covers the traditional literature on the philosophy of the social sciences, and the contemporary philosophical and methodological debates developing at the heart of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary groups in the social sciences. It addresses the needs of researchers and academics who are grappling with the relationship between questions of knowledge construction and the problems of social scientific method.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761947370
(240mm x 174mm x 102mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark J. Smith
Rethinking State Theory, Paperback (October 2013)
In the last two decades, objects of analysis such as 'the state' have increasingly been seen as uncertain and contested theoretical concepts. Mark J. Smith presents a counter argument that highlights how existing theoretical approaches can provide useful tools for understanding contemporary political developments.
Environmental Responsibility Reader, Paperback (February 2009)
A collection of works on the field of environmental responsibility. It is suitable for those involved with managing environmental decisions making. It promotes various ways of understanding and taking responsibility for actions in the context of our 'natural' world through a selection of edited readings accompanied with an editorial narrative.
Environment and Citizenship, Paperback (June 2008)
A book that outlines the debates on environmental and ecological citizenship that have emerged out of the concern with environmental justice since the 1990s. It demonstrates how awareness of environmental hazards, injustices and new forms of risk is only useful when it generates strategies for political change.
Rethinking the Theory of the State, Hardback (April 2000)» View all books by Mark J. Smith
Examines the connection between theories of the State and approaches to knowledge construction. It focuses on neo-pluralist, neo-liberalist and neo-Marxist thought, analysing the work of Hayek and others.
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Author Biography - Mark J. Smith
Mark J Smith is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Open University.
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