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The Resource The decisionist imagination : sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century, edited by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot

The decisionist imagination : sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century, edited by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot

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The decisionist imagination : sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century
Title
The decisionist imagination
Title remainder
sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades following World War II, the science of decision-making moved from the periphery to the center of transatlantic political theory, as part of the broader mobilization of social science during the Cold War. The Decisionist Imagination explores how "decisionism" emerged from its origins in prewar political science to become an object of intense scientific inquiry in the new intellectual and institutional landscape of the postwar era. By bringing together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, this volume illuminates the connection between early twentieth-century conservative political theory and techno-scientific aspects of modern governance--helping to explain, in short, how we arrived at where we are today"--
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1984-
  • 1970-
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  • Bessner, Daniel
  • Guilhot, Nicolas
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  • Political science
  • Political science
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The decisionist imagination : sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century, edited by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Who decides? / Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot -- Reading the international mind : international public opinion in early twentieth century Anglo-American thought / Stephen Wertheim -- Militant democracy as decisionist liberalism : reason and power in the work of Karl Loewenstein / Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti and Ian Zuckerman -- Parliamentary and electoral decisions as political acts / Kari Palonen -- Decision and decisionism / Nomi Claire Lazar -- How having reasons became making a decision : the Cold War rise of decision theory and the invention of rational choice / Philip Mirowski -- Computable rationality, NUTS [Nuclear Utilization Targeting Selection], and the nuclear Leviathan / S.M. Amadae -- The unlikely revolutionaries : decision sciences in the Soviet government / Eglė Rindzevičiūtė -- Prediction and social choice : Daniel Bell and future research / Jenny Andersson -- Predictive algorithms and criminal sentencing / Angèle Christin -- The myth of the decision / Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot
Control code
on1050142365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781785339158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050142365
Label
The decisionist imagination : sovereignty, social science, and democracy in the 20th century, edited by Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Who decides? / Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot -- Reading the international mind : international public opinion in early twentieth century Anglo-American thought / Stephen Wertheim -- Militant democracy as decisionist liberalism : reason and power in the work of Karl Loewenstein / Carlo Invernizzi-Accetti and Ian Zuckerman -- Parliamentary and electoral decisions as political acts / Kari Palonen -- Decision and decisionism / Nomi Claire Lazar -- How having reasons became making a decision : the Cold War rise of decision theory and the invention of rational choice / Philip Mirowski -- Computable rationality, NUTS [Nuclear Utilization Targeting Selection], and the nuclear Leviathan / S.M. Amadae -- The unlikely revolutionaries : decision sciences in the Soviet government / Eglė Rindzevičiūtė -- Prediction and social choice : Daniel Bell and future research / Jenny Andersson -- Predictive algorithms and criminal sentencing / Angèle Christin -- The myth of the decision / Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot
Control code
on1050142365
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781785339158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050142365

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