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Knowledge and action in the emerging world: Social science, the shocks of global structural change, and policy

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He is an internationally known scholar with primary research interests and publications in the area of the sociology of knowledge, sociological theory, and the sociology of science and technology.

An earlier version of this article was presented at the conference Taiwan’s Development Experience in Comparative Perspective, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh and National Taiwan University, April 1989. Critiques and comments were received orally or in writing from James Coleman, William Dunn, Amitai Etzioni, Guy Peters, Julius Rubin, Muhammad Shahidullah, and Edward Tiryakian. None of them has seen this version of the paper.

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Holzner, B. Knowledge and action in the emerging world: Social science, the shocks of global structural change, and policy. Knowledge and Policy 4, 18–36 (1991). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02692746

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Keywords

  • Social Science
  • Social Theory
  • Action Theory
  • Social Contract
  • Modernization Theory