Social Science in Government

The Role of Policy Researchers

Author: Richard P. Nathan

Publisher: Rockefeller Institute Press

ISBN: 1438436432


Page: 213

View: 8113

A new, substantially updated, and expanded version of a classic work on how to evaluate public policy published over a decade ago.

New Foundations for Knowledge in Educational Administration, Policy, and Politics

Science and Sensationalism

Author: Douglas E. Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136501711

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 8663

This book probes the intellectual foundations of scholarly inquiry into educational administration, policy, and politics. The question of whether, and if so how, social science theories and methods contribute to an understanding of these issues is hotly debated today. Is there really a scientific basis for evaluating and/or improving educational administration, politics and policy? The contributors—all recognized scholars in the fields of educational organization, administration, policy and politics—tackle the question of epistemology directly, addressing anew what rules of scholarly conduct should guide research and practice in the field, and how those rules of inquiry should guide the training of scholars and education professionals. The Introduction places the chapters in a common intellectual framework for rebuilding confidence in social science inquiry and of the legitimacy of the university as an arbiter of scientific knowledge claims. New Foundations for Knowledge in Educational Administration, Policy, and Politics: Science and Sensationalism is directed to research scholars, faculty, graduate students, and policy agency staffers in the fields of educational policy, politics, and administration; educational evaluation; and educational foundations. It is well suited as a text for graduate courses in these areas.
Posted in Education

Evidence-Based Policymaking

Insights from Policy-Minded Researchers and Research-Minded Policymakers

Author: Karen Bogenschneider,Thomas J. Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135149798

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 378

This book examines ways to enhance evidence-based policymaking, striking a balance between theory and practice. The attention to theory builds a greater understanding of why miscommunication and mistrust occur. Until we better appreciate the forces that divide researchers and policymakers, we cannot effectively construct strategies for bringing them together.
Posted in Family & Relationships

So You Want to be in Government?

Handbook for the Appointed Officials in America's Governments

Author: Richard P. Nathan

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780914341758

Category: Political Science

Page: 91

View: 3913

A guide for appointed officials in American government.
Posted in Political Science

Performance management in state and local government

Author: Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government,New York (State). Division of the Budget,Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 81

View: 7560

Posted in Political Science

Autopilot budgeting

will Congress ever respond to government performance data? : hearing before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, June 13, 2006

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 8543

Posted in Business & Economics

Law and Society

Author: Steven Vago

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 494

View: 9927

Law and Society 9th edition provides an informative, balanced and comprehensive analysis of the interplay between law and society. This text presents an overview of the most advanced interdisciplinary and international research, theoretical advances, ongoing debates and controversies. It raises new levels of awareness on the structure and functions of law and legal systems and the principal players in the legal arena and their impact on our lives.
Posted in Social Science

Environmental Politics and Policy

A Comparative Approach

Author: Brent S. Steel,Richard L. Clinton,Nicholas P. Lovrich

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072392265

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

View: 9790

This exciting new text for the Environmental Politics and/or Policy course(s) does not just look at this subject from a U.S. perspective, but an international one, expanding upon and reflecting the globalization of this important area of study. Using the comparative approach, students will learn about environmental issues but not without a larger context. Included in the comparative examination are post-industrial countries, developing countries, post-Communist countries, and of course, the U.S. In addition, chapters on science (what science is and how it fits into the political context), international law, and emerging issues (such as women and the environment) make this a strong and exciting text.
Posted in Political Science

The Research System in Transition

Author: Susan E. Cozzens,Peter Healey,Arie Rip,John Ziman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400920911

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

View: 6303

On a mountainside in sunny Tuscany, in October 1989, 96 people from 23 countries on five continents gathered to learn and teach about the problems of managing contemporary science. The diversity of economic and political systems represented in the group was matched by our occupations, which stretched from science policy practitioners, through research scientists and engineers, through academic observers of science and science policy. It was this diversity, along with the opportunities for infonnal discussion provided by long meals and remote location, that made the conference a special learning experience. Except at lecture time, it was impossible to distinguish the "students" at this event from the "teachers," and even the most senior members of the teaching staff went away with a sense that they had learned more from this group than from many a standard conference on science policy they had attended. The flavor of the conference experience cannot be captured adequately in a proceedings volume, and so we have not tried to create a historical record in this book. Instead, we have attempted to illustrate the core problems the panicipants at the conference shared, discussed, and debated, using both lectures delivered by the fonnal teaching staff and summaries of panel discussions, which extended to other panicipants and therefore increased the range of experiences reponed.
Posted in Political Science

The Importance of Common Metrics for Advancing Social Science Theory and Research

A Workshop Summary

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Social Science Evidence for Use,Committee on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030921100X

Category: Social Science

Page: 108

View: 5450

In February 2010, the National Research Council convened a workshop to investigate the feasibility of developing well-grounded common metrics to advance behavioral and social science research, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of research for policy and practice. The Workshop on Advancing Social Science Theory: The Importance of Common Metrics had three goals: To examine the benefits and costs involved in moving from metric diversity to greater standardization, both in terms of advancing the development of theory and increasing the utility of research for policy and practice. To consider whether a set of criteria can be developed for understanding when the measurement of a particular construct is ready to be standardized. To explore how the research community can foster a move toward standardization when it appears warranted. This book is a summary of the two days of presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop.
Posted in Social Science

Public Administration Review

Author: Leonard Dupee White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

View: 5272

Includes section "Reviews of books and documents."
Posted in Electronic journals

The Century of the Child

The Mental Hygiene Movement and Social Policy in the United States and Canada

Author: Theresa Richardson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438417268

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

View: 9375

In this book, Richardson crosses disciplinary boundaries to examine mental hygiene issues of contemporary concern in both the United States and Canada. The work juxtaposes a social history of the child in the twentieth century to shifts in private and public power as influenced by the mental hygiene movements in both countries. The author shows how the historical record sheds light on current policy concerned with mentally, emotionally, and educationally handicapped children. As a sociology of mental illness, the book examines the relationship between mental hygiene as a form of knowledge and the social institutions that fostered the use of psychiatric perspectives concerning child and family life. Significant topics covered in this regard include the history of early childhood and parent education, the origins of child psychiatry in treating juvenile delinquency, and the evolution of contemporary concepts of normal development.
Posted in Social Science

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 664

Posted in English literature


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5809

Posted in American literature

Learning from Leaders

Welfare Reform, Politics and Policy in Five Midwestern States

Author: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Nelson A. Rockefeller Inst. of Government

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780914341680

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 7011

Discusses welfare reform in Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Posted in Political Science