Why the Social Sciences Matter

Why the Social Sciences Matter

By: Jonathan Michie (author), Cary Cooper (author)Paperback

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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 Author

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


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781137269911
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 197
  • ID: 9781137269911
  • weight: 270
  • ISBN10: 113726991X

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