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Government By Commissions

March 01, 1968

As these lines go to press, the President’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders is expected to hand in its report on March 1, 1968, a shrot six months after it was instituted and a full and months before it was initially expected to complete its work.

Organizational Intelligence: Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry

February 01, 1968

“Organizational Intelligence: Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry,” American Sociological Review 33, No. 1 (February 1968), pp. 131-132. (Harold L. Wilensky, Organizational Intelligence.)

How May Congress Learn?

January 12, 1968

An important question arose recently during a congressional hearing about "The Full Opportunity and Social Accounting Act" an act in which the United States is to review annually the "health" of Am

Faculty Responses to Racial Tension

January 01, 1968

The response of most faculty members to the mounting drive for black studies programs is not surprisingly marked by confusion.

Societal Guidance: A Perspective on Society

January 01, 1968

During the next twenty years, the United States will be brought, in one way or another, to attend more fully to its mounting social problems.

Mixed Scanning: A "Third" Approach to Decision Making

December 01, 1967

In the concept of social decision-making, vague commitments of a normative and political nature are translated into commitments to one or more specific courses of action.

Toward a Macrosociology

December 01, 1967

A macrosociology is needed both on theoretical and on pragmatic grounds.

Toward a Theory of Societal Guidance

September 01, 1967

An attempt to outline the basis for a macrosociological theory.

What We Need to Teach

August 14, 1967

More and bloodier riots may be expected in American cities over the next several years.

Why Britain is Different

June 19, 1967

Many American observers see the new application of Britain for membership in the European Economic Community (EEC) as a morality play.

The Kennedy Experiment

June 01, 1967

The pattern of events between June 10 and November 22, 1963, provided a partial test of a theory of international relations.

The Liberation of the Jew

April 01, 1967

“The Liberation of the Jew,” Jewish Frontier 34, No. 4 (April 1967), pp. 27-28. (Albert Memmi, The Liberation of the Jew.)

Russia’s Jews are Pleading for Help

March 29, 1967

Before I left New York in February, a colleague who knew that I was concerned about the fate of Soviet Jewry told me, "Be sure to see Shamburg."

Social Control: Organizational Aspects

January 01, 1967

All social units control their members, but the problem of control in organizations is especially acute.

Toward a Sociological Theory of Peace

January 01, 1967

“Toward a Sociological Theory of Peace,” in Llewellyn Gross (ed.), Sociological Theory: Inquiries and Paradigms (New York: Harper and Row, 1967), pp. 267-293.