Ethics, The Social Sciences, and Policy Analysis edited by Daniel Callahan, Bruce Jennings.

The social sciences playa variety of multifaceted roles in the policymaking process. So varied are these roles, indeed, that it is futile to talk in the singular about the use of social science in policymaking, as if there were one constant relationship between two fixed and stable entities. Instead...

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Other Authors: Callahan, Daniel. (Editor,, Jennings, Bruce. (Editor,
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York, NY : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1983.
Edition:1st ed. 1983.
Series:The Hastings Center Series in Ethics
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Table of Contents:
  • I. Policy Analysis in a New Key: Exploring Alternatives to Positivism
  • 1. Interpretive Social Science and Policy Analysis
  • 2 Social Science as Practical Reason
  • 3 Comment on Robert N. Bellah, “Social Science as Practical Reason”
  • 4 Imperfect Democracy and the Moral Responsibilities of Policy Advisers
  • 5 Value-Critical Policy Analysis
  • 6 Emancipatory Social Science and Social Critique
  • II. Social Science and Political Advocacy
  • 7 The British Tradition of Social Administration: Moral Concerns at the Expense of Scientific Rigor
  • 8 Social Research and Political Advocacy: New Stages and Old Problems in Integrating Science and Values
  • 9 Ideology, Interests, and Information: The Basis of Policy Positions
  • III. Disciplinary Standards and Policy Analysis
  • 10 Use of Social Science Data for Policy Analysis and Policymaking
  • 11 Social Science and Policy Analysis: Some Fundamental Differences
  • 12 Subverting Policy Premises
  • 13 Partial Knowledge
  • IV. Toward Ethical Guidelines
  • 14 Toward Ethical Guidelines for Social Science Research in Public Policy.