The Poor Relation

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Melbourne Univ. Publishing, 2010 - Social Science - 402 pages
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Thorough and informative, this history examines the place of the social sciences from economics and psychology to history, law, and philosophy in the teaching and research conducted by Australian universities. Charting the changing circumstances of the social sciences and measuring their contribution to public policy during the course of 60 years, this account relates the arrangements made to support them and explains why they are so persistently treated as the poor relation of science and technology.

 

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Contents

Prelude
11
Origins
30
Survival
55
Growth
87
Activities
122
Projects
143
Zenith
175
Standstill
206
Nemesis
233
Adaptation
254
Persistence
291
Conclusion
324
Acknowledgements
339
Index
389
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About the author (2010)

Stuart Macintyre is the Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne and the author of The History Wars. He is a former president of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a current member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council.

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