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Science in the Modern World Polity: Institutionalization and Globalization 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0804744928
ISBN-10: 0804744920
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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.

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (December 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804744920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804744928
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BoilerMaker on February 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
The authors of this book posit a convincing account of the institutional nature of science - which they term "scientization". The arguments are well presented and accompanied by empirical analysis. I was a graduate student when I read this book and found it useful for my work. Anyone familiar with the work of J. Meyer won't be disappointed with this work.
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By pedropine on April 25, 2015
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This was one of the key references for my PhD dissertation. I would even pesent it as a mandatory lecture for practitioners discussing science policy, as it approaches the topic analytically - and not solely from a normative perspective. It is also especially relevant for social scientists analyzing the increasing legitimacy and (sometimes ritualistic) expansion and organization of scientific activities.
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0 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 19, 2007
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This book is useless and mindless. The liberal views of Reagan and Thatcher and Adam Smith can be read in Chinese fortune cookies.
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