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Inquiry and change : the troubled attempt to understand and shape society

Author: Charles Edward Lindblom
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An inquiry into why we are prevented from solving social problems and a contention that learned incompetence, through parents, teachers, advertising and political rhetoric, is what prevents us. The  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Edward Lindblom
ISBN: 0300047940 9780300047943 0300056672 9780300056679
OCLC Number: 21591940
Awards: American Political Science Association Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, 1991.
Description: xii, 314 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Knowledge and social problems --
Volitions --
Probing --
Inquiry, imposition, and partisanship --
Impaired probing --
Elite and other advantaged sources of impairing influences --
Contemporary elites --
Convergences as evidence of impairment --
What can social scientists do? --
Professional dependence on lay probing --
Professional help for lay probing --
Professional impairment --
Scientific society and self-guiding society --
Multiplism, pluralism, and mutual adjustment --
Some questions about professional inquiry for a self-guiding society --
Reducing impairment.
Responsibility: Charles E. Lindblom.

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