On Public Affairs Statements of Professional Associations

November 01, 1968

The basic premise I would like to take as my starting point is that, as a general rule, a professional association tries not to comment on public affairs.

Shortcuts to Social Change

October 01, 1968

“Shortcuts to Social Change,” The Public Interest, No. 12 (Summer 1968), pp. 40-51. Reprinted in Current (October 1968), pp.

Societal Guidance: A Key to Macro-Sociology

October 01, 1968

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

Confessions of a Professor Caught in a Revolution

September 15, 1968

It was during last spring's student demonstration at Columbia University that, for the first time in 10 years, I became involved in university committee work, which I loathe. It really caught up with me; I ended by chairing a "reform" committee and spending at least 130 hours--in one month--meeting with students and colleagues at Columbia, almost a full-time job. I never realized that revolutions involve so much talk.

Sex Control, Science, and Society

September 13, 1968

Using various techniques developed as a result of fertility research, scientists are experimenting with the possibility of sex control, the ability to determine whether the newborn infant will be a

Transitional Radicals

September 01, 1968

“Transitional Radicals,” Psychiatry and Social Science Review 2 (September 1968), pp. 15-18. (Kenneth Keniston, Young Radicals.)

Mobilization as a Macrosociological Concept

September 01, 1968

Mobalization is a process in which a social unit gains relatively rapidly in control of resources it previously did not control.

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.