Sociology and the Public Agenda (häftad)
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Sociology and the Public Agenda (häftad)

Sociology and the Public Agenda

Häftad Engelska, 1993-04-01
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The editor of this volume asserts that sociology's ostrich-like stance threatens to leave the discipline in a position of irrelevance to the world at large and compromises the support of policymakers, funders, media and the public.

Wilson's vision is of a sociology attuned to the public agenda, influencing public policy through both short and long-range analysis from a sociological perspective. Using a variety of policy issues, perspectives, methods and cases, the distinguished contibutors to this volume both demonstrate and emphasize Wilson's ideas.
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INTRODUCTION SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND THE PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA Can Sociology Play a Greater Role in Shaping the National Agenda? - William Julius Wilson The Interaction of the Sociological Agenda and Public Policy - Carol H Weiss How Do Issues Get on Public Policy Agendas? - John W Kingdon The Powers and the Intellectuals - Steven Brint Benchmark Texts and Changing Conditions PART ONE: THE POLITICS OF CITIZENSHIP Migrants Into Citizens? Traditions of Nationhood and Politics of Citizenship in France and Germany - Rogers Brubaker Citizenship and Welfare - J Donald Moon Social Democratic and Liberal Perspectives 'Social Citizenship', Work and Social Solidarity - Roger Lawson Historical Comparisons Between Britain and Sweden PART TWO: ORGANIZATIONS, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, AND PUBLIC POLICY Organizations as (Secondary) Citizens - Philippe C Schmitter Networks as Political Glue - David Knoke Explaining Public Policy-Making Financial Reorganization of American Corporations in the 1980s - Neil Fligstein and Linda Markowitz The Conservative Revolution That Wasn't - Anne Wortham New Right Populism and the Preservation of New Deal Liberalism PART THREE: THE PUBLIC AGENDA: ADDRESSING HIGH PRIORITY SOCIAL PROBLEMS How Families Manage Risk and Opportunity in Dangerous Neighborhoods - Frank F Furstenberg Jr The Community Context of Violent Crime - Robert J Sampson The Politics of Homelessness - Peter H Rossi Inner-City Education - James P Comer A Theoretical and Intervention Model Mothers, Children, and Low-Wage Work - Roberta M Spalter-Roth, Heidi I Hartmann and Linda M Andrews The Ability to Earn a Family Wage PART FOUR: ISSUES FOR THE PUBLIC AGENDA The French Child Welfare System - Barbara R Bergmann An Excellent System We Could Adapt and Afford Employment as a Human Right - Philip Harvey