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A critical examination of the notion of 'policy science'

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The basic aim of this thesis is to attack on logical grounds the doctrine that there can be a policy science which, through the objective application of the laws of social science, will be able to scientifically solve a great many of the political problems of modern society.

First, however, there is a long Historical Review (Part I) which traces the development of this doctrine in the history of social science, hoping t...

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University of Oxford
This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1971
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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