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The Impact of the Social Sciences

June 23, 1968

“The Impact of the Social Sciences,” Harvard Educational Review 38, No. 3 (Summer 1968), pp. 578-582. (Kenneth Boulding, The Impact of the Social Sciences.)

Toward a Theory of Guided Societal Change

June 01, 1968

If we observe a society faced with a problem--poverty, riots, unsafe cars--and formulating a program to deal with it, we can be sure that 9 times out of 10 the problem will not be solved.

Very Large Number of Independent Variables

May 10, 1968

“A Very Large Number of Independent Variables,” Science 160, No. 3828 (May 10, 1968), pp. 645-647. (W.J.M. Mackenzie, Politics and Social Science.)

Making Riots Mandatory

May 01, 1968

On the face of it, the report of the President’s Commission on Civil Disorders should be warmly applauded by any citizen who is concerned with civiI rights, social justice, and the welfare of their country.

Organizational Dimensions and Their Interrelationships: A Theory of Compliance

April 30, 1968

The importance of organizations as a distinct social phenomenon hardly needs to be demonstrated.

What Value Does the U.N. Have?

April 01, 1968

“What Value Does the U.N. Have?” Trans-Action 5, No. 5 (April 1968), pp. 57-58. (Alf Ross,The United Nations: Peace and Progress and U.N., The United Nations and Disarmament, 1945-1965.)

Fatti e Conseguenze

March 01, 1968

La produzione e I’uso d i rnassa delle inforrnazioni s m o aspetti significativi delle nazioni rnoderne.

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.