SOCIAL SCIENTISTS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: A CASE FOR A SOCIOLOGY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
BUREAU OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON DC
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The book is an indirect product of a research project on the use of social science knowledge in international and military affairs. It examines the relationship between social scientists and the activities of the US Government in the International field since the beginning of World War II. The editors two-fold purpose in selecting articles for this anthology from some 25 social scientists is made clear in their introduction to the book and its chapters. First, they point up the contribution each article makes to an understanding of the work social scientists have done in the field of international affairs, the determinants of the directions this work has taken, and the consequences or lack of consequences it has had for policy and action. They then take the articles themselves as case material. Here, the selections are used to illustrate how conceptions of the roles social scientists can play and should play are shaped by the positions social scientists occupy in a changing environment. In order to help readers gain a wider perspective on the subject, a comprehensive, annotated bibliographic appendix has been included.
- Government and Political Science
- Sociology and Law