The Sociology and Professionalization of Economics

British and American Economic Essays

Author: A. W. Bob Coats

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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A.W. Coats has made unique contributions to the history of economic thought, economic methodology and the sociology of economics. This volume collects together, for the first time, a substantial part of his work on the sociology and professionalization of economics.

Science and Culture

Author: J. Agassi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This work addresses scientism and relativism, two false philosophies that divorce science from culture in general and from tradition in particular. It helps break the isolation of science from the rest of culture by promoting popular science and reasonable history of science. It provides examples of the value of science to culture, discussions of items of the general culture, practical strategies and tools, and case studies. It is for practising professionals, political scientists and science policy students and administrators.

Biosecurity Interventions

Global Health and Security in Question

Author: Andrew Lakoff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 477

In recent years, new disease threats such as SARS, avian flu, mad cow disease, and drug-resistant strains of malaria and tuberculosis have garnered media attention and galvanized political response. Proposals for new approaches to "securing health" against these threats have come not only from public health and medicine but also from such fields as emergency management, national security, and global humanitarianism. This volume provides a map of this complex and rapidly transforming terrain. The editors focus on how experts, public officials, and health practitioners work to define what it means to "secure health" through concrete practices such as global humanitarian logistics, pandemic preparedness measures, vaccination campaigns, and attempts to regulate potentially dangerous new biotechnologies. As the contributions show, despite impressive activity in these areas, the field of "biosecurity interventions" remains unstable. Many basic questions are only beginning to be addressed: Who decides what counts as a biosecurity problem? Who is responsible for taking action, and how is the efficacy of a given intervention to be evaluated? It is crucial to address such questions today, when responses to new problems of health and security are still taking shape. In this context, this volume offers a form of critical and reflexive knowledge that examines how technical efforts to increase biosecurity relate to the political and ethical challenges of living with risk.

Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences

Author: Audrey A. Trainor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 981

This book provides a useful guide for researchers, reviewers, and consumers who are charged with judging the quality of qualitative studies.

Philosophies of Research into Higher Education

Author: Brian J. Brown

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 938

Research in higher education could be more useful, innovative and better designed if we were clearer about the philosophical and epistemological basis of the theories that underlie our research methods. People who have to interpret research would do a better job if they were able to interrogate research more critically and appreciate its strengths and weaknesses. This volume provides this information for an audience of researchers, policymakers, students and lecturers in higher education. The authors seek to create a dialogue with the reader about issues relevant to the philosophy of research and stimulate interest in how philosophy plays out in the real, everyday, political world, not least in education. Unlike many existing volumes on the market, this book creates a space in which readers can use the tools for thinking that the authors describe to interrogate their own experience.

Psychology of Science

Implicit and Explicit Processes

Author: Robert W. Proctor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 523

View: 744

Symposium held at Purdue Univ. in June 4-5, 2010.

Research Methods in Critical Security Studies

An Introduction

Author: Mark B. Salter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 102

This new textbook surveys new and emergent methods for doing research in critical security studies, thereby filling a large gap in the literature of this emerging field. New or critical security studies is growing as a field, but still lacks a clear methodology; the diverse range of the main foci of study (culture, practices, language, or bodies) means that there is little coherence or conversation between these four schools or approaches. In this ground-breaking collection of fresh and emergent voices, new methods in critical security studies are explored from multiple perspectives, providing practical examples of successful research design and methodologies. Drawing upon their own experiences and projects, thirty-three authors address the following turns over the course of six comprehensive sections: Part I: Research Design Part II: The Ethnographic Turn Part III: The Practice Turn Part IV: The Discursive Turn Part V: The Corporeal Turn Part VI: The Material Turn This book will be essential reading for upper-level students and researchers in the field of critical security studies, and of much interest to students of sociology, ethnography and IR.

The Arts in the 1970s

Cultural Closure

Author: Dr Bart Moore-Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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Were the 1970s really `the devils decade'? Images of strikes, galloping inflation, rising unemployment and bitter social divisions evoke a period of unparalleled economic decline, political confrontation and social fragmentation. But how significant were the pessimism and self-doubt of the 1970s, and what was the legacy of its cultural conflicts? Covering the entire spectrum of the arts - drama, television, film, poetry, the novel, popular music, dance, cinema and the visual arts - The Arts in the 1970s challenges received perceptions of the decade as one of cultural decline. The collection breaks new ground in providing the first detailed analysis of the cultural production of the decade as a whole, providing an invaluable resource for all those involved in cultural, media and communications studies.

Modes of Thought

A Study in the Anthropology of Law and Religion

Author: Wolfgang Fikentscher

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 633

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