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  • Author:
    Dietrich Rueschemeyer
  • ISBN:
    0691129584
  • ISBN13:
    978-0691129587
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    Princeton University Press (August 23, 2009)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    Social Sciences
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which should be understood in technical, social and political terms. December 2011 · Sociology.

Business process re-engineering is a corporate response which should be understood in technical, social and political terms.

Usable Theory may be the best book on social theory since Weber's Economy and Society

Usable Theory may be the best book on social theory since Weber's Economy and Society. If Rueschemeyer is right that integrated sets of confirmed and general propositions about the social world will one day be possible (and I think he is), this book will contribute greatly to that achievement. -James Mahoney, Northwestern University.

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The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science-to create. Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions. Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology.

Author Meets Critics Book Discussion of Dietrich Rueschemeyer's Usable Theory: Analytic Tools for . From 1997 to 2002, Professor Rueschemeyer led the Institute's Political Economy and Development Program.

Location: Sociology Department, Maxcy Hall, Zimmer Lounge. Author: Dietrich Rueschemeyer. Dietrich Rueschemeyer is a Brown professor of sociology emeritus and Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. '32 Professor of International Studies emeritus. He currently works on state formation and historical antecedents of socioeconomic development.

Published: 20 December 2011. by SAGE Publications. Sociology, Volume 45, pp 1145-1146; doi:10.

book by Dietrich Rueschemeyer. The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science-to create predictive scientific theory-resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles.

Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action.

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The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive scientific theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles. Yet focused "theory frames" that formulate problems and point to relevant causal factors and conditions have produced vibrant, insightful, and analytically oriented empirical research. While theory frames alone cannot offer explanation or prediction, they guide empirical theory formation and give direction to inferences from empirical evidence. They are also responsible for much of the progress in the social sciences. In Usable Theory, distinguished sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer shows graduate students and researchers how to construct theory frames and use them to develop valid empirical hypotheses in the course of empirical social and political research. Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action. Throughout, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social knowledge used in everyday life.

Offers tools for theory building in social and political research Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology Situates elementary forms of action in relation to larger formations Combines new ideas with themes from classic and more recent theories