Analytical Approaches and Applied Social Sciences.

by Yehezkel Dror

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The natural link between the applied social sciences and the analytical or systems approach as rational avenues to improved policymaking and better social action is explored in this paper which focuses on how that link may be forged. Results to date have been disappointing. Rather than patchwork efforts at cross disciplinary training, the author advocates establishment of "policy sciences" as a new interdiscipline. Implications in terms of institutional changes in methodology, teaching and research are outlined. 26 pp.

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