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Social Sciences and Modern States
By Peter Wagner

Social Sciences and Modern States

National Experiences and Theoretical Crossroads

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Social Sciences and Modern States by Peter Wagner

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Modern social sciences have been committed to the improvement of public policy. However, doubts have arisen about the possibility and desirability of a policy-oriented social science. In this book, leading specialists in the field analyse both the development and failings of policy-oriented social science. In contrast to other writings on the subject, this volume presents a distinctively historical and comparative approach. By looking at earlier periods, the contributors demonstrate how policy orientation has been central to the emergence and evolution of the social sciences as a form of professional activity. Case studies of rarely examined societies such as Poland, Brazil and Japan further demonstrate the various ways in which intellectual developments have been shaped by the societal contexts in which they have emerged and how they have taken part in the shaping of these societies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521064040
ISBN-10: 052106404X
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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