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State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States by Michael James Lacey
Book DescriptionThe State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States addresses the historical development of the knowledge base upon which the public policies of the democratic state depend. This comparative study stretches from the Enlightenment origins of the impulse to base legislation on scientific knowledge to the twentieth-century development of specialised institutions and professions engaged in social investigation and public policy-making. It probes investigators' biases and omissions as well as their strengths as factors shaping social learning. It illuminates the vital link between social empiricism and the late nineteenth-century emergence of the New Liberalism in both Britain and the United States. And it ponders the impact on social investigation and social policy today of relativism, antistatism, devolution and privatisation as these currents have developed in both societies since the 1970s.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528535
(228mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael James Lacey
State and Social Investigation in Britain and the United States, Hardback (June 1993)
This book contains essays on the historical development of the knowledge base upon which public policies depend.
Government and Environmental Politics, Paperback (February 1993)
Editor of "Religion and Twentieth-Century American Intellectual Life" and "The Truman Presidency", Lacey details the emergence of the new social values that gave rise to the environmental movement and examines the Federal government's response to the changing ideas and needs of the American people.
Culture of Rights, Paperback (November 1992)» View all books by Michael James Lacey
The essays in this volume provide insights into the rights thinking and consciousness at the core of American political culture.
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