Luk van Langenhove

Innovating the Social Sciences

Towards more useable knowledge for society

This is a book about the necessities and possibilities of innovations in the social sciences in order to realize societal changes. The natural sciences became the dominant model for the social sciences, resulting in positivism as ideology and in the organizational structuring of the social sciences into disciplines. In order to overcome the problems of scientism, a shift to a radical new ontological framework is necessary. In parallel, it is necessary to introduce participative research designs, move concepts and theories from one discipline to another and focus upon developing world views. Innovations in the social sciences are possible and necessary. But for these to happen, new societal pressures and demands will have to be present. Changing the social sciences is not a voluntary process that can be undertaken by social scientists alone.

Einband Paperback
Umfang 328 Seiten
Format 15,5 x 23,5
ISBN 978-3-85165-748-7
Ersch.Datum April 2007
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