Pub Date2003
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Pursuing Truth, Exercising Power: Social Science and Public Policy in the Twenty-first Century

Lisa Anderson
Columbia University Press

The conditions that shaped the rise and expansion of American social science are rapidly changing, and with them, the terms of its relationship with power and policy. As globalization has diminished the role of the state as the locus of public policy in favor of NGOs, multinational corporations and other private entities, it has raised important questions about the future of the social sciences and their universalist pretensions.