The Resource The last half-century : societal change and politics in America, Morris Janowitz

The last half-century : societal change and politics in America, Morris Janowitz

Label
The last half-century : societal change and politics in America
Title
The last half-century
Title remainder
societal change and politics in America
Statement of responsibility
Morris Janowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Last Half-Century represents the culmination of a lifetime of scholarship by Morris Janowitz. In this comprehensive and systematic analysis of the major trends in American society during the past fifty years, he probes the weakening of popular party affiliations and the increased inability of elected representatives to rule. Centering his work on the crucial concept of social control, Janowitz orders and assesses a vast amount of empirical research to clarify the failure of basic social institutions to resolve our chronic conflicts. For Janowitz, social control denotes a society's capacity to regulate itself within a moral framework that transcends simple self-interest. He poses urgent questions: Why has social control been so drastically weakened in our advanced industrial society? And what strategies can we use to strengthen it again? The explanation rests in part on the changes in social structure which make it more and more complicated for citizens to calculate their political self-interest. At the same time, complex economic and defense problems also strain an already overburdened legislative system, making effective, responsive political rule increasingly difficult. Janowitz concludes by assessing the response of the social sciences to the pressing problem of social control and asserts that new forms of citizen participation in the government must be found.--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Janowitz, Morris
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.J2479
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • United States
  • Social change
  • Social institutions
  • Changement social
  • Institutions sociales
  • Sociale controle
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Politics and government
  • Social change
  • Social conditions
  • Social institutions
Label
The last half-century : societal change and politics in America, Morris Janowitz
Link
https://archive.org/details/lasthalfcenturys00jano
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Frame of Reference -- II: Master Trends, 1920-1976 -- III: The System of Social Organization -- IV: Rationality, Institution Building, and Social Control
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 582 pages
Isbn
9780226393063
Lccn
78017715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03965991
  • (OCoLC)ocm03965991
Label
The last half-century : societal change and politics in America, Morris Janowitz
Link
https://archive.org/details/lasthalfcenturys00jano
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: Frame of Reference -- II: Master Trends, 1920-1976 -- III: The System of Social Organization -- IV: Rationality, Institution Building, and Social Control
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 582 pages
Isbn
9780226393063
Lccn
78017715
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03965991
  • (OCoLC)ocm03965991

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