A new issue of Qualitative Sociology Review is out. Zachary M. Schrag (George Mason): The Case Against Ethics Review in the Social Sciences. Peter Taylor-Gooby on the state of social science: Only itself to blame? An interview with Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, on the convergence between journalism and social science. Parsons, Althusser and Foucault were once demigods of the social sciences, but is there still room for them in the 21st century? An excerpt from Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals by Stanley Aronowitz (and more). George Orwell, call your office: Intellectuals, especially in the social sciences, have a nasty habit of thinking that, “This is the way the world should be, therefore this is the way the world can be”. From Edge, a new kind of social science for the 21st century: An interview with Nicholas A. Christakis; an interview with Daron Acemoglu on the world through institutional lenses; and an interview with Cesar Hidalgo: “What is value? What is money?” A review of Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis, ed. Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman and Sanford Schram.

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