Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
  1. $18.90 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Quick

    Lauren Owen 9780812993271

spacer

On Order

$37.95
New Trade Paper
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Science Reference- Philosophy of Science

Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization

by

Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This book presents empirical studies of the rise, expansion, and influence of scientific discourse and organization throughout the world, over the past century. Using quantitative cross-national data, it shows the impact of this scientized world polity on national societies. It examines how this world scientific system and national reflections of it have influenced a wide variety of institutional spheres—the economy, political systems, human rights, environmentalism, and organizational reforms.

The authors argue that the triumph of science across social domains and around the world is due to its institutionalized cultural authority rather than to its instrumental utility for societies or for their dominant elites. Thus, following the Stanford approach to institutional theory in sociology, the book emphasizes the symbolic or religious role science plays in the modern world.

Book News Annotation:

Synthesizing decades of sociological work at Stanford University on the development of the modern nation-state system since World War II, contributors argue that striking similarities increasingly characterize nation-state structures and policies, suggesting that countries across different domains are following the same models or scripts of what a nation-state ought to be.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This work uses cross-national and longitudinal empirical research to explain the rise, nature, and impact of science as an authoritative worldwide institution. The authors analyze the ever-increasing investment in science, the diffusion of scientific discourse, and the hegemony of scientific organizations.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-371) and index.

About the Author

Gili S. Drori is Lecturer in the International Relations Program, Stanford University. John W. Meyer is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Stanford University. Francisco O. Ramirez is Professor of Education at Stanford University. Evan Schofer is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804744928
Author:
Drori, Gili S.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Ramirez, Francisco
Author:
Ramirez, Francisco O.
Author:
Drori, Gili
Author:
Schofer, Evan
Author:
Meyer, John
Location:
Stanford, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Science and state
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Subject:
Science -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
1248
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. National Differences, Global... New Trade Paper $25.25

Related Subjects

Business » Insurance
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Science Reference » Philosophy of Science
Reference » Science Reference » Sociology of Science
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$37.95 Backorder
Product details 400 pages Stanford University Press - English 9780804744928 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
This work uses cross-national and longitudinal empirical research to explain the rise, nature, and impact of science as an authoritative worldwide institution. The authors analyze the ever-increasing investment in science, the diffusion of scientific discourse, and the hegemony of scientific organizations.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-371) and index.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.