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These items are selected and annotated by the ABS staff in a periodic search of new issues of 250 journals and reviews, including about 100 that are published out side the United States, and from announcements and review copies of books and fugitive materials recently published. Some items of...
The interests of the communications researcher often bring him onto common ground with other social scientists. The long-range, cumulative effects of the mass media are of common concern, as is the study of the communicator himself. Com munications research has some familiar problems of method,...
Economic development in less-developed areas is only one facet of a complex pat tern of change that requires continued adjustment among the political, social, and economic sectors of life. The author suggests that the term systemic adjustment best represents the process. He is senior research...
Successful prediction of judicial decisions is inherent in a true "rule of law." It is also a dream of many a law student and a nightmare to the culture complex of legal and juridical professions. The author, of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Political Science, takes us step by...
In a note to the editor of ABS, the director of the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center remarks on some of the successes and the few failures of the 1960 polls, in comparison with previous years' experience; he suggests that some of the pollsters still have some fences to mend.
Propositions of applied social science are today more numerous but usually no more precise than those of the seventeenth century. Gordon Tullock, of the Department of International Studies at the University of South Carolina, introduces a rare collec tion of aphorisms as follows:
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