Month: May 2012

“Treated like imbeciles”

While parts of Aditya Chakrabortty’s recent piece in the Guardian were sensible and informed, its central claim was unfair – that social science disciplines have been unable or unwilling to explore, explain, and confront the ‘Great Financial Crash’ of 2007-9

7 years ago
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A Response to Recent Attacks on Social Science

Across the world in the media, in policy, government discussions, and in our daily lives, there is evidence of social science at work. Whether it’s analysis of a cultural phenomenon like crime, or a major international concern such how climate change leads to changing lifestyles or inequality, social scientists help us understand cultures and behaviours.

7 years ago
69

Have the Social Sciences Failed Us?

On 16 April, Aditya Chakrabortty wrote an article for the Guardian’s Comment is Free, arguing that social scientists have failed to step up and offer alternatives in the wake of the economic crisis. Here, Andrew Gamble FBA responds.

7 years ago
60

What Do Higher Education Consumers Want?

The Guardian yesterday published a set of worrying facts. Even though consumers of higher education pay almost three times as much in tuition fees than they did six years ago, face-to-face with lecturers in class has barely increased

7 years ago
45

Social Science sites of the week

This week’s round up of new and interesting social science sites Elections this week- Serbian presidency second round. Find out […]

7 years ago
46

#socsci Chats on Twitter!

4:30 – 5:30 BST, Thursdays on Twitter. Tune into the hashtag #socsci and join in on discussions on all topics […]

8 years ago
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