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
     
 

The dean of one of America's leading school of public affairs weighs in on the relationship between academia and policy-making. Anderson reveals a deep compromise that arose as the modern social sciences were born in the nursery of late nineteenth century American liberalism: social scientists would dedicate themselves to the pursuit of objective, empirically

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Overview

The dean of one of America's leading school of public affairs weighs in on the relationship between academia and policy-making. Anderson reveals a deep compromise that arose as the modern social sciences were born in the nursery of late nineteenth century American liberalism: social scientists would dedicate themselves to the pursuit of objective, empirically verifiable truth, while relinquishing the exercise of power to governments and their agents. She argues that this compromise helped underwrite the expansion of American influence in the twentieth century, and that it needs serious reexamination at the dawn of the twenty-first.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231126076
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/27/2005
Series:
Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
979,685
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding Intervention and the Common GoodA Science of Politics: The American History of Scientific Policy and PolicymakingA Marketplace of Ideas: Social Science and Public Policy Beyond GovernmentWars and Webs: Global Public Policy and International Social ScienceConcluding Thoughts: Social Science, Policymaking, and the Common Good in the Twenty-first CenturyNotesReferencesIndex

Columbia University Press

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