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Research in Social Problems and Public Policy : Research in Social Problems and Public Policy - William R. Freudenburg

Research in Social Problems and Public Policy

Research in Social Problems and Public Policy

By: William R. Freudenburg (Editor), Ted I. K. Youn (Editor)

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Published: 23rd September 1999
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Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) is a peer-reviewed series devoted to the sharpening and reshaping of scientific discourse involving the intersection of social problems and public policy. In particular, it is interested in the analysis of the potential failure of public institutions to fulfil their obligations to the broader society. Multidisciplinary in nature, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy presents important themes of: social/crime problems and their treatment; criminal justice; law and public policy; crime, deviance and social control; courts and diversion programs; therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution; law and society; substance use/abuse and treatment; health and society; and institutional interaction. The articles have a clear connection to the series' main focus, lying at the confluence of social problems and public policy. The series emphasises the need to consider the organisationally - and institutionally - specific features, competencies and decision-making practices of social problems, whilst also providing a useful mix of theoretical, methodological, substantive and public policy issues. Additionally, it aids the establishment of working networks of academics and practitioners from across the globe.

Steve Kroll-Smith, University of New Orleans Plenty of good sociology. Contemporary Sociology 30, 3

List of contributors
Introduction
Institutional failure in environmental management: toward a fuller understanding of social problems and public policy
Suppression and Failure in Hazard Management
Historical routes to technological gridlock: nuclear technology as prototypical vehicle
The silenced majority: quiescence and government social control on the Oak Ridge nuclear reservation
Lead poisoning research and public health policy in the United States (1924-1987): an analysis of institutional failure
Suppression of dissent in science
Failures of Political Institutions
Erasing community: institutional failures and the demise of Carver Terrace
Bureaucratic slippage in environmental agencies: the case of Wetlands regulation
Changing the mindset? Implementing the precautionary principle in Australia
The questionable success of economic growth in Pakistan
Institutional failure in the US Forest Service: a historical perspective
Failures of Scientific Research and Insight
How science altered one view of the forest
Environmental and human change in old-growth forests
Energy quality: the forgotten factor in theories of energy-society relationships
Institutional failure in agro-environmental management
Natural science, social science, and policy in resource management
Conclusion
Characterizing and managing environmental and technological risks: some requirements for a new paradigm
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ISBN: 9780762302789
ISBN-10: 076230278X
Series: Research in Social Problems and Public Policy : Book 7
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 23rd September 1999
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.69