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because the overdue 19th century the human and the social sciences have had a profound effect on how Western societies have outlined and sought to unravel social difficulties. Explaining crime through connection with abnormalities of the mind, utilizing industry learn thoughts to change political suggestions, or making use of healing associations to advertise democratic citizenship - those are only 3 examples of ways the human and social sciences were utilized due to the fact 1880. specialists from many disciplines have occupied key positions in country and society, guided political judgements, and helped to set up new social associations and practices. Their services has needed to compete with other kinds of data and has been utilized by politicians and social actors for his or her personal ends. offering a trans-disciplinary and comparative point of view, the essays during this quantity deal with the strain among the claims to objectivity and the politicization of specialist wisdom, research the connection among wisdom and tool, and talk about long term ancient advancements, transcending the political caesuras of twentieth-century.

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22. T. M. Porter and D. Ross, ‘Introduction: Writing the History of Social Science’, in Porter and Ross (eds), The Modern Social Sciences, pp. 1–10, here 9. 23. J. Vogel (2004), ‘Von der Wissenschafts- zur Wissensgeschichte’, Geschichte und Gesellschaft 30, pp. 639–60, here 644–6. 24. See, for instance, T. Judt (2005), Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945 (London: Penguin); M. Mazower (1998), Dark Continent. Europe’s Twentieth Century (London: Allen Lane); E. Hobsbawm (1994), Age of Extremes.

Habermas (1970 [1964]), ‘The Scientization of Politics and Public Opinion’, in idem, Toward a Rational Society. Student Protest, Science and Politics (London: Heinemann), pp. 62–80. 7. , p. 65. 8. See the chapter by Elizabeth Lunbeck in this volume. 9. See the chapter by Stefan Schwarzkopf in this volume. 10. See S. Fitzpatrick (1993), ‘Ascribing Class. The Construction of Social Identity in Soviet Russia’, Journal of Modern History 65, pp. 745–70. 11. For this distinction, see N. Luhmann (1998), Observations on Modernity (Stanford: Stanford University Press); B.

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