Cold War Social Science

Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature

  • Editors
  • Mark Solovey
  • Hamilton Cravens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cold War Social Science: Specter, Reality, or Useful Concept?

  3. Knowledge Production

  4. Liberal Democracy

  5. Human Nature

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-270

About this book


From World War II to the early 1970s, social science research expanded in dramatic and unprecedented fashion in the United States. This volume examines how, why, and with what consequences this rapid and yet contested expansion depended on the entanglement of the social sciences with the Cold War.


Cold War democracy Expansion USA World War I World War II

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34314-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01322-4
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