Socialresearch and state planning
The First Programme for Economic Expansion was launched in 1958. By the
early 1960s the scope of programming was widening as the stagnation prevailing for most of the 1950s gave way to a period of continuous economic growth.
Initial crisis conditions had enabled increased social spending to be left off the
programmers’ agenda. The changed politics of increasing prosperity, as well as
their own expanding ambitions, meant that this could no longer be sustained.
This chapter begins by sketching Ireland’s social
The institutionalisation of Irish
The injection of resources into Ireland’s scientific research infrastructure at the
end of the 1950s created two new social science research producers –the Rural
Economy Division of An Foras Taluntais and the ERI. In the former rural sociology took a recognised place alongside a variety of other agriculture-relevant
disciplines. In the latter, as exemplified by the letter sent by SSISI to the Ford
Foundation on 20 August 1959, the distinction between the economic and the
social was from the
This chapter describes an experiment in pragmatic socialresearch that took place in east London, UK, lasting for 14 months from January 2015. The experiment, called the ‘E14 expedition’ after the postcode covering the area of Poplar and the Isle of Dogs, involved recruiting volunteers who were interested in joining a new community initiative to foster local relationships and identify shared interests and issues around which to campaign. Conducted in two phases, the first focused on thinking about the local community and its history, and the
This chapter explores two of the book's key themes: the 'polarization of workers' lives', and the ways in which couples share the domestic division of labour over the life course. Ray Pahl pairs the story of Linda and Jim with a much shorter case study of Beryl and George, a couple untouched by unemployment and living a life of 'modest affluence'. George and Beryl are used as a device to highlight the arbitrariness of Linda and Jim's fate. Linda and Jim's plight in 1992 underscored many of the central aspects of Pahl's analysis in Divisions of Labour the polarisation of society into work-rich and work-poor households, the disincentives to work embedded in the welfare system, and above all, the arbitrariness of economic success and failure in the context of rapid deindustrialisation and the liberalisation of labour markets.
Mass and Propaganda. An Inquiry Into Fascist Propaganda (Siegfried Kracauer,
Written in French exile, the following text by Siegfried Kracauer from December 1936
outlines a research project that the German-Jewish intellectual undertook with
funding from the Institute for Social Research. The work outlined here would be a
study of totalitarian propaganda in Germany and Italy through sustained comparison
with communist and democratic countries, especially the Soviet Union and the United
States. Appearing in English translation for the first time, this document from
Kracauer‘s estate is crucial for a full understanding of his career as a sociologist,
cultural critic, film theorist and philosopher, demonstrating the global scope of his
engagement with cinema, mass culture and modernity.
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Frédéric Le Marcis would like to acknowledge the European Union
(Horizon 2020 programme, grant N° 666092 REACTION!). Almudena Mari
Saez would like to thank the International Rescue Committee for the
opportunity to conduct this work. Luisa Enria would like to acknowledge
support from the Economic and SocialResearch Council (Future Research
Leaders Fellowship ES/N01717
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