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Pragmatism and the Origins of the Policy Sciences: Rediscovering Lasswell and the Chicago School

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This Element presents an examination of the origins of the policy sciences in the School of Pragmatism at the University of Chicago in the period 1915-38. Harold D. Lasswell, the principal creator of the policy sciences, based much of his work on the perspectives of public policy of John Dewey and other pragmatists at Chicago. Characteristics of the policy sciences include orientations that are normative, policy-relevant, contextual, and multi-disciplinary. These orientations originate in pragmatist principles of the unity ...

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Pragmatism and the Origins of the Policy Sciences: Rediscovering Lasswell and the Chicago School
2019, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781108730518

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