Social Scientists, Policy, and the State


This collection of original essays focuses on the relationship of social scientists to the state and public policy in the industrialized democracies. The comparative approach of the book provides the basis for broader generalization about the linkages between social science and social scientists on the one hand, and the modern state and political power on the other. The essays examine the ways in which social scientists participate in the policymaking process, look at the uses made of ideas generated by social scientific research, and discuss the factors contributing to change in the relationship of social scientists to power and to the state.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Evert A. Lindquist
  • Peter A. Hall
  • Stephen Brooks
  • Carol H. Weiss
  • James M. Buchanan
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1990


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