Engineering Society

The Role of the Human and Social Sciences in Modern Societies, 1880–1980

  • Kerstin Brückweh
  • Dirk Schumann
  • Richard F. Wetzell
  • Benjamin Ziemann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: The Scientization of the Social in Comparative Perspective

  3. Social and Penal Policy

  4. Diagnosis and Therapy

  5. Polling, Marketing, and Organizations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-318

About this book


Explaining crime by reference to abnormalities of the brain is just one example of how the human and social sciences have influenced the approach to social problems in Western societies since 1880. Focusing on applications such as penal policy, therapy, and marketing, this volume examines how these sciences have become embedded in society.


criminology Germany methods Nation organization politics reform social problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerstin Brückweh
    • 1
  • Dirk Schumann
    • 2
  • Richard F. Wetzell
    • 3
  • Benjamin Ziemann
    • 4
  1. 1.German Historical Institute LondonUK
  2. 2.Georg-August-Universität GöttingenUK
  3. 3.German Historical Institute Washington DCUS
  4. 4.University of SheffieldUK

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