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37e conférence Marc Bloch. Andrew Abbott : L'avenir des sciences sociales (audio)



Conférence de Andrew Abbott University of Chicago

Grand amphithéâtre de la Sorbonne 18 juin 2015


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4.6 Agency explanations: rational choice theory

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The robber is a tradesman who, from economics or other motivation, chooses a trade with greater rewards and dangers th
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1.8.2 Summary

  • A variety of factors will decide the future of Europe, including the success or otherwise of EMU, the results of expansion, and the evolving global situation.


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3.5 Evaluating claims, using evidence

Where does this exploration of evidence lead us? Can we decisively confirm or refute the common-sense stories of the crime problem in the UK?

Through an investigation of quantitative statistical evidence we certainly have some support for the claim that crime has risen considerably. But there are also doubts. The official statistics do not reflect unrecorded crime, and as one probes more deeply into the statistics we find that only certain types of crime have been on the rise. In any ca
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