Sociology and the Public Agenda

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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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 1993
  • English
  • 9781452252636 / 0803950837
  • Primary Price: 35.99 GBP
  • Pages: 391
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: edited by William Julius Wilson.
  • Series: American Sociological Association Presidential Series
  • Series Part: 8
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001104405