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Are human beings less violent than before? Why do we adopt certain moral and political judgements? Why is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger? How do we decide which criminal policies are effective? What is the Population Challenge for the 21st Century? What is social science? In Big Ideas in Social Science, David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton put these and more of our society’s burning questions to 18 of the world’s leading social scientists including Steven Pinker, Ann Oakley, Lawrence Sherman, Kate Pickett, Robert J. Shiller and Doreen Massey. The result is a collection of thought-provoking discussions that span the fields of sociology, politics, economics, criminology, geography and many more. From the people who brought us the Philosophy Bites series, Big Ideas in ...

Doreen Massey

Doreen Massey is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Open University. Her books include Spatial Divisions of Labour, Space, Place and Gender, For Space, and World City. She focuses on space, place, regional inequality, globalisation, and cities. Most recently, she is co-author and editor, with Stuart Hall and Michael Rustin, of The Kilburn Manifesto [http://lwbooks.co.uk/journals/soundings/manifesto.html], published in book form by Lawrence and Wishart, 2015.

David Edmonds:Doreen Massey has made her reputation by studying space. Not outer space – space here on planet Earth. Professor Massey is a geographer who wants us to rethink many of our assumptions about space, including the assumption that it is simply something we pass through. She believes that an analysis of spatial ...

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