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Social Science Research and Government Comparative Essays on Britain and the United States

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ISBN-10: 0521125774

ISBN-13: 9780521125772

Edition: 2010

Authors: Martin Bulmer

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This collection of 20 original essays considers the relationship between social science research and government during the last 30 years in Britain and the United States especially the economic and social policies of Reagan and Thatcher governments.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 1/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 428
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
Governments and social science: patterns of mutual influence
Research in the Context of Policy-Making
The governmental context: interaction between structure and influence
Governmental structures, social science and the development of economic social policies
The use of social research: myths and models
Networks of influence: the social sciences in Britain since the war
Social science in Whitehall: two analytic perspectives Stuart
Congressional committee staffs (do, do not) use analysis
Social science training as related to the policy roles of US career officials and appointees: the decline of analysis
Perhaps Minister: the messy world of 'in house' government social research
Social science in government: the case of the Home Office Research and Planning Unit
The work of the Commission for Economic and Social Change in Germany
Methodologies for Policy Research
Varieties of methodology: strengthening the contribution of social science
The links between policy, survey research and academic social science: America and Britain compared
Survey research for government
The Federal effort in developing social indicators and social reporting in the United States during the 1970s
Social science analysis and congressional uses: the case of the United States General Accounting Office
Comparative aspects of randomised experiments for planning and evaluation
The Political Context
The social sciences in an age of uncertainty
'Pulling through': conspiracies, counterplots and how the SSRC escaped the axe in 1982
Social science under siege: the political response 1981-1984
Index