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Retreat from ‘Officialism’, 1857–1869

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the dismantlement of the official system of debt collection and bankruptcy policy in England during the 1860s. The system was replaced by one that emphasized creditor control, ... More


Mid-Victorian philanthropy, 1850–80

Hugh Cunningham

in The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526146380
eISBN:
9781526152077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526146397.00014
Subject:
History, Social History

In this period philanthropy stood highest in esteem. The Times moderated its stance. Newspapers praised Britain as a philanthropic nation. People wrote of their government as philanthropic in its ... More


The Progressive Roots of the Instrumental University: Public Administration, City Planning, and Industrial Relations

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 1 introduces the godfather of the instrumental university, Charles Merriam, and traces the remarkably parallel rise of public administration, city planning, and industrial relations as ... More


Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Sukhadeo Thorat and Samar Verma (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Social science research (SSR) has a vital role in enriching societies, by generating scientific knowledge that brings insights—even enlightenment—in understanding the dynamics of human behaviour and ... More


Facing the Future: Social Science in the First Wilson Government, 1964–1970

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Young’s work as founding chair of the Social Science Research Council between 1965 and 1968 in the Labour government led by Harold Wilson. It describes how Young responded to ... More


Funding for Social Science Research: Government Sources

K. Gayithri and Indrajit Bairagya

in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter aims at ascertaining the flows and priorities in accessing funds by various institutions involved in SSR in India from government sources. The analysis is mainly based on the data ... More


Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia

Jonathan Benthall

in Islamic Charities and Islamic Humanism in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993085
eISBN:
9781526124005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993085.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This Chapter republishes a review of Amelia Fauzia’s book Faith and the State: Islamic philanthropy in Indonesia, originally published in the Asian Journal of Social Science in 2014. Most research ... More


Identity, Belonging and Migration

Gerard Delanty, Ruth Wodak, and Paul Jones (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311185
eISBN:
9781786945310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311185.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By investigating the narratives of everyday life, Identity, Belonging and Migration provides some understanding of the many socio-political, historical, discursive and socio-cognitive processes ... More


‘Bigness is the Enemy of Humanity’: Political and Economic Planning, Social Science, and Public Policy, 1945–1950

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Michael Young’s work as Head of the Labour Party Research Department between 1945 and 1951 in the Labour government led by Clement Attlee. It outlines Young’s early life, ... More


The Invention of the Favela

Licia do Prado Valladares

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649986
eISBN:
9781469650005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649986.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares’s classic anthropological study of Brazil’s vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela ... More


The Peripheral U-Turn

David Leheny

in Empire of Hope: The Sentimental Politics of Japanese Decline

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501729072
eISBN:
9781501729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501729072.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

From 2004-2009, members of the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Social Science undertook a five-year study entitled Kibōgaku (Hope-ology, translated formally as The Social Sciences of Hope). ... More


Introduction: The Many Crises of Middle East Studies

Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to draw a portrait of the issues animating and challenging the field of Middle East studies (MES) in their academic and national ... More


International Collaborations as Research Infrastructure

P.K. Viswanathan, R. Parthasarathy, and Madhusudan Bandi

in Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474417
eISBN:
9780199089062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199474417.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examined the availability of the facilities for international collaboration for research, with a focus on two prime organisations, the University Grant Commission (UGC) and the Indian ... More


Governing for happiness: Mark Abrams, subjective social indicators and the post-war explosion of ‘middle-opinion’

Scott Anthony

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1970s Mark Abrams led a pioneering attempt to develop ‘subjective social indicators’. His research team at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Survey Unit aimed to map perceptions of ... More


The Study of Society

in The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238003
eISBN:
9781846317354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317354.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the creation of the School of Social Science at the University of Liverpool in the 1920s. It describes the author's own experience as one of the first students of ... More


Résumé of the Discussion of the Negro Problems: 1897

W. E. B. DU BOIS

Nahum Dimitri Chandler (ed.)

in The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823254545
eISBN:
9780823260843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter describes events during the Forty-fourth Scientific Session of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, Charles C. Harrison, ... More


Towards a Theory of Structural Discrimination: Cultural, Institutional and Interactional Mechanisms of the ‘European Dilemma’

Tom R. Burns

in Identity, Belonging and Migration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311185
eISBN:
9781786945310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311185.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Tom R. Burns’ ‘Towards a Theory of Structural Discrimination: Cultural, Institutional and Interactional Mechanisms of the ‘European Dilemma’’ draws on a wide range of material in order to interrogate ... More


Conclusion

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The conclusion describes how the Social Science Research Council, and in particular the discipline of sociology, came under increasing attack by Conservative policy makers in the 1970s and 1980s. It ... More


What Is This Thing Called Research?

Zachary M. Schrag

in Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027465
eISBN:
9780262320825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027465.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

This chapter explores various ways of distinguishing research that should and should not be covered by human subjects regulations. Aligning regulations to the underlying statute, which only covers ... More


Competent vs. Incompetent Students: Polarization and Social Closure in Madrid Schools

Luisa Martín Rojo

in Identity, Belonging and Migration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311185
eISBN:
9781786945310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311185.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter four adopts a discursive analytical approach to reveal the language-based assumption that creates hierarchies in education systems. The author, Luisa Martin Rojo, uses a case study of Madrid ... More


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