Usable Social Science, Hardback Book

Description

This volume is a one-of-a-kind contribution to applied social science and the product of a long collaboration between an established, interdisciplinary sociologist and a successful banking executive.

Together, Neil Smelser and John Reed use a straightforward approach to presenting substantive social science knowledge and indicate its relevance and applicability to decision-making, problem-solving and policy-making.

Among the areas presented are space-and-time coordinates of social life; cognition and bias; group and network effects; the role of sanctions; organizational dynamics; and macro-changes associated with economic development.

Finally, the authors look at the big picture of why society at large demands and needs social-science knowledge, and how the academy actually supplies relevant knowledge.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 1 table
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology
  • ISBN: 9780520273566

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