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The Resource Why the social sciences matter, edited by Jonathan Michie and Cary L. Cooper

Why the social sciences matter, edited by Jonathan Michie and Cary L. Cooper

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Why the social sciences matter
Title
Why the social sciences matter
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edited by Jonathan Michie and Cary L. Cooper
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eng
Summary
Today's society is on the brink of new possibilities, yet it is also beset with challenges and problems. Banks are in trouble. Climate change threatens. The population is increasingly elderly. New health technologies pose new ethical questions. Globalization has changed the way we live. Public issues and private troubles are as interlaced as ever. And, big or small, problems need solutions based on accurate and suitable information, and on a proper understanding of the issues involved. This volume, consisting of specially-commissioned essays on topics of prime concern by leading social scientists at the cutting-edge of their respective research fields, takes a considered look at a range of problems facing society today, and considers possible solutions. It illuminates why a social scientific understanding gives us a grasp on a topic that would not be provided by those working in the fields of science, humanities or the arts; in other words, this book makes plain what is distinctive and thus invaluable about a social science perspective. Social scientists may be forgiven for being troubled by UK trends in funding undergraduate training and the 'impact' agenda in research. This volume, with the support of the Academy of Social Sciences, is timely in not only analysing pressing problems, but also helping make the case regarding the indispensability of the social sciences, and the rigour which the social sciences can inspire in our understanding of the world.--
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Michie, Jonathan
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index present
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non fiction
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Cooper, Cary L.
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  • Social sciences
  • Social problems
  • Sociology
  • Sustainable development
  • Criminology
  • Economic policy
  • Families
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Why the social sciences matter, edited by Jonathan Michie and Cary L. Cooper
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword; Howard Newby Introduction and Overview; Jonathan Michie, Cary L Cooper 1. Social Science, Parenting and Child Development; Pasco Fearon, Chloe Campbell, Lynne Murray 2. Health and Wellbeing; James Campbell Quick, Robert J Gatchel, Cary L Cooper 3. Climate Change and Society; John Urry 4. Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU; Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang 5. Poverty and Inequality; Rod Hick 6. The Economy, Financial Stability and Sustainable Growth; Jonathan Michie 7. Food Security, Rural Life and the Fate of Agriculture; Camilla Toulmin 8. Numbers and Questions: The Contribution of Social Science to Understanding the Family, Marriage, and Divorce; Mavis Maclean and Ceridwen Roberts 9. Crime, Policing and Compliance with the Law; Mike Hough 10. Understanding the Arab Spring; Stuart Croft, Oz Hassan 11. International Migration; Cathy McIlwaine
Control code
FIEb17658573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137269911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)016939603
  • (OCoLC)885313383
Label
Why the social sciences matter, edited by Jonathan Michie and Cary L. Cooper
Publication
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
Foreword; Howard Newby Introduction and Overview; Jonathan Michie, Cary L Cooper 1. Social Science, Parenting and Child Development; Pasco Fearon, Chloe Campbell, Lynne Murray 2. Health and Wellbeing; James Campbell Quick, Robert J Gatchel, Cary L Cooper 3. Climate Change and Society; John Urry 4. Waste, Resource Recovery and Labour: Recycling Economies in the EU; Nicky Gregson, Mike Crang 5. Poverty and Inequality; Rod Hick 6. The Economy, Financial Stability and Sustainable Growth; Jonathan Michie 7. Food Security, Rural Life and the Fate of Agriculture; Camilla Toulmin 8. Numbers and Questions: The Contribution of Social Science to Understanding the Family, Marriage, and Divorce; Mavis Maclean and Ceridwen Roberts 9. Crime, Policing and Compliance with the Law; Mike Hough 10. Understanding the Arab Spring; Stuart Croft, Oz Hassan 11. International Migration; Cathy McIlwaine
Control code
FIEb17658573
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 197 pages
Isbn
9781137269911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Uk)016939603
  • (OCoLC)885313383

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