Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Lisa Anderson
     
 

Anderson (international and public affairs, Columbia U.) explores the relationship between social science and public policy, convinced that a better understanding of it would improve the former with theoretical and methodology depth, and the latter with both the opportunity and the need to be relevant in real time. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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Anderson (international and public affairs, Columbia U.) explores the relationship between social science and public policy, convinced that a better understanding of it would improve the former with theoretical and methodology depth, and the latter with both the opportunity and the need to be relevant in real time. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231126069
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : understanding, intervention and the common good1
2A science of politics : the American history of scientific policy and policymaking7
3A marketplace of ideas : social science and public policy beyond government41
4Wars and webs : global public policy and international social science75
5Concluding thoughts : social science, policymaking, and the common good in the twenty-first century103

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