[PDF] Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry by Ithiel de Sola Pool | Perlego
Get access to over 650,000 titles
Start your free trial today and explore our endless library.
Start free trial
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Join perlego now to get access to over 650,000 books
Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry
Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry
Unavailable in your region

Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry

Ithiel de Sola Pool
Start free trial
shareBook
Share book
pages
334 pages
language
English
format
ePUB (mobile friendly)
availableOnMobile
Available on iOS & Android
Unavailable in your region

Humane Politics and Methods of Inquiry

Ithiel de Sola Pool
Book details
Table of contents

About This Book

Ithiel de Sola Pool was a distinguished scholar of the political process, and one of the most original thinkers in the development of an integrated social science. This volume focuses upon his contributions to the development of research methods that deepen our understanding of human behavior.

The book is divided into five parts treating the analysis of communications, computer simulation, forecasting, network theory, and the social sciences in political contexts. The first part considers the problems and possibilities of analysis raised by the unprecedented quantity of data made available by widespread and improved communications technology; what should be counted and how should inferences be made. Part two explores computer simulation in the study of presidential election patterns and how it can provide in-depth analyses of crisis situations in history. Part three focuses on strategies for predicting the future of international politics and methods to forecast the impacts of new communications technologies, while part four offers a rigorous analysis of domestic and global contact networks and the so-called "small world" phenomenon.

Part five is concerned with external challenges to the use of social science to create more humane politics, including the question of value neutrality, ideology, "deconstructive" critical theory, and threats by government to the health of universities. In a concluding essay Lloyd Etheredge draws upon Pool's work to discuss several new ways in which the methods treated in this volume can be applied to contemporary social change.

Read More

Information

Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2017
ISBN
9781351514293
Topic
Politics & International Relations
Subtopic
Politics
Edition
1

Table of contents