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Why the Social Sciences Matter

Authors: Michie, Jonathan, Cooper, Cary

  • Supported by the Academy of Social Sciences
  • Champions the importance of the social sciences in our continued understanding of the world
  • Contains contributions from leading social scientists at the cutting-edge of their respective fields
  • Advocates the pursuit of evidence-based policy through systematic scholarly investigation
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Published with the support of the Academy for Social Sciences, this volume provides an illuminating look at topics of concern to everyone at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Leading social scientists tackle complex questions such as immigration, unemployment, climate change, war, banks in trouble, and an ageing population.

About the authors

Chloe Campbell, University College London, UK Cary L Cooper, Lancaster University, UK Michael A Crang, Durham University, UK Stuart Croft, University of Warwick, UK Pasco Fearon, University College London, UK Robert J Gatchel, University of Texas at Arlington, US Nicky Gregson, Durham University, UK Oz Hassan, University of Warwick, UK Rod Hick, Cardiff University, UK Mike Hough, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Mavis Maclean, University of Oxford, UK Cathy McIlwaine, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Jonathan Michie, University of Oxford, UK Lynne Murray, University of Reading, UK James Campbell Quick, University of Texas at Arlington, US Ceridwen Roberts, University of Oxford, UK Camilla Toulmin, International Institute for Environment and Development, UK John Urry, Lancaster University, UK

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"This book powerfully demonstrates that if some of the planet's most urgent problems are to be solved, then the social sciences are not just necessary but are in fact indispensable. Humanity today needs high-quality social science more than ever - this book brilliantly shows why and how this is so." - David Inglis, University of Exeter, UK

"Eminent social scientists Professors Jonathan Michie and Cary Cooper have drawn together a distinguished group of world experts who document the enormous contributions that the social sciences can offer us all for a healthy, sustainable and peaceful future." - Julian Barling, Queen's School of Business, Canada

"While numbers are at the center of great natural science that can launch rockets, human hearts are the pulse of great social science. Private trouble and personal suffering spill over into the public domain, addressed in the collective ills of this volume. Our great hope is that we can solve these problems that we have created. The solutions lie within this volume and the social sciences." - James Campbell Quick, University of Texas at Arlington, US

'This excellent and thought-provoking book deserves to be widely read by policy-makers as well as by students and others who think about our futures. The book makes great contributions to society.' - Greg Bamber, Monash University, Australia


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Michie, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Social Science, Parenting and Child Development

    Fearon, Pasco (et al.)

    Pages 8-29

  • Health and Wellbeing

    Quick, James Campbell (et al.)

    Pages 30-44

  • Climate Change and Society

    Urry, John

    Pages 45-59

  • Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU

    Gregson, Nicky (et al.)

    Pages 60-76

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Hardcover £63.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why the Social Sciences Matter
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26992-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137269928
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26990-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-26991-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
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