Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon (Oxford): Social Science in the Era of Big Data. David Weigel on the Republican war on social science: They’re winning it. Is “social science” an oxymoron? John Horgan wonders. In praise of sociology: Here is Pierre Bourdieu’s acceptance speech for the Gold Medal of the CNRS. Twentieth century sociology, made (mostly) in America: Stoddard Martin traces the American origins of European social research. You can download 21st Century Sociology, ed. Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck (2007). An original thinker of our time: Cass Sunstein reviews Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman (and more). Why I let my students cheat on their game theory exam: Teaching people game theory is good — making them live it is even better, says UCLA professor Peter Nonacs. The first chapter from Jane Austen, Game Theorist by Michael Suk-Young Chwe.

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