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Genetic Fix: Should We Dare, Who Will Decide?

October 29, 1973

As we begin to face the issues raised by the new biomedical technologies-genetic manipulation, prolongation of life, organ transplantation, drug control of behavior-professionals from many disciplincs are seeking ways to manage such problems.

Consent for Abortion. The Fetus: Whose Property?

October 07, 1973

A three-judge Federal Court has ruled on August 15, 1973, in Miami, Florida, that a woman does not need the consent of her husband to obtain a legal abortion.

For Authority: New Style

October 01, 1973

“For Authority: New Style,” Social Education, Vol. 37, No. 6 (October 1973), pp. 546-547.

Educational Institutions as a 'Guidable' System

October 01, 1973

This essay attempts to apply a general theoretical form to the study of educational institutions. The theory's core assumption is that in conceptualizing and analyzing social dynamics one must carefully separate "change" from "guided change." (In the past, stresswas often put on contrasting change with stasis.

The Secret Power of Telephone Conference Calls

October 01, 1973

The conference circuits are an amazing technology. If they were technically advanced one more step, and if factors which presently con- strain their use were relaxed, they could help significantly to increase and facilitate group communication.

Health Care and Self Care: The Genetic Fix

October 01, 1973

Recent developments in biological and medical science have given humans new power over health and life-span--even the possibility of determining the genetic makeup of children.

The Government of Our Body: A Resolution

September 01, 1973

We seek to understand and control the forces that govern our lives, to participate in shaping our futures.

Public Policy and Curbing Violence

September 01, 1973

So-called “liberal” crime-reduction policies, which have not been implemented so far, would reduce crime significantly and quickly. Our projections show that if really given a chance we would see a decline of crime of between 36 percent and 39 percent within twelve months.

The Crisis of Modernity: Deviation of Demise?

September 01, 1973

There are those who believe that the contemporary crisis of our society is a temporary, a limited setback as our civilization rises to higher plateaux of organization, knowledge, planning and competence, onward and forward into the ultra-modern (or technetronic) age.

The Third Sector and Domestic Missions

July 01, 1973

What tools are best suited to serve our economic and social interests?

Projets de reforme des instituions d'enseignement

May 01, 1973

Sociologie et Societes, Vol. 5, No. 1 (May 1973), p. 151-182.

Population Control

April 30, 1973

The debate about population control-should we have it and what kind we should have-is in large part a false issue.

Social Sciences Perspective on the Dynamics of our Crisis

March 01, 1973

Where do we go from here and how? Granted that we are amidst a true crisis of legitimation and meaning, and not just going through the growing pains of a segment of our youth, what comes after upheaval?

Moral and Social Implications of Genetic Manipulation

January 01, 1973

The acceleration of biological engineering has been urged before Congress by Nobel Laureate Dr. Joshua Lederberg.

A Critic Finds the Gains [Apollo's] Weren’t Worth the Efforts

December 03, 1972

The most helpful epitaph for Project Apollo might be: This was the last gasp of a technology addicted, public-relations-minded society.