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Wilensky, Harold L.

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Works: 80 works in 384 publications in 6 languages and 9,598 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Harold L Wilensky
 
Most widely held works by Harold L Wilensky
Rich democracies : political economy, public policy, and performance by Harold L Wilensky( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this culmination of 30 years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of 19 rich democracies which draws on quantitative data, case studies, and interviews covering the last 50 years, Wilensky answers two basic questions: (1) What is distinctly modern about modern societies--in what ways are they becoming alike? (2) How do variations in types of political economy shape system performance? He specifies similarities and differences in the structure and interplay of government, political parties, the mass media, industry, labor, professions, agriculture, churches, and voluntary associations. He then demonstrates how differences in bargaining arrangements among these groups lead to contrasting policy profiles and patterns of taxing and spending, which in turn explain a large number of outcomes: economic performance, political legitimacy, equality, job security, safety and risk, real health, the reduction of poverty and environmental threats, and the effectiveness and fairness of regulatory regimes. [publisher web site]
Industrial society and social welfare; the impact of industrialization on the supply and organization of social welfare services in the United States by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

69 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors question why problems of old age, labor and unemployment, leisure time, broken families, poverty & disease thrive as societies industrialize
The uses of sociology by Paul F Lazarsfeld( Book )

26 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the practical role of sociologists and sociology in everyday life
The welfare state and equality : structural and ideological roots of public expenditures by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizational intelligence; knowledge and policy in government and industry by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This prize-winning, foundational book -- now in its new ebook edition featuring a 2015 Foreword by Neil Smelser -- focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence failures (both informational and analytical) found in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, as well as the interactions among experts and the organizations they inform.In this book, both "organization" and "intelligence" are taken to their larger meanings, not just focused on the military meaning of intelligence or on one set of institutions in society. Astute illustrations of intelligence failures abound from real-world cases, such as foreign policy (the Bay of Pigs, Soviet predictions in the Cuban missile crisis), military (civilian bombing of Germany), financial (AmEx's investment in a vegetable oil guru), economics (the Council of Economic Advisers) and industrial production (Ford's Edsel), as well as many other telling arenas and disciplines. Economic, cultural, legal, and political contexts are considered, as well as the more known institutions of government and commerce.The new Classics of the Social Sciences edition from Quid Pro Books adds a new introduction by Neil J. Smelser, University Professor Emeritus at Berkeley and former chair of its sociology department. He writes that the book remains "one of the classics in organizational studies, and ... it is still directly relevant to current and future problems of organizational life. ... What makes this book a classic? It is a disciplined, intelligent, and elegant model of applied social science. ... The text itself, richly documented empirically, yields an informed and balanced account of the decision-making process as this is shaped by the quality of information available (and unavailable) to and used (and not used) by organizational leaders."Reviews of the book at the time it was written similarly attest to the originality and breadth of its interdisciplinary analysis. Amitai Etzioni wrote in the American Sociological Review: "This book opens a whole new field -- the macrosociology of knowledge. It is as different from the traditional sociology of knowledge as the study of interaction is from that of the structure of total societies." He adds, "The power of Wilensky's contribution is further magnified by his historical perspective. He studies structures and processes, but not in a vacuum." Gordon Craig wrote in The Reporter that the book's examples from organizations "show a similar tendency to believe what they want to believe, to become the victims of their own slogans and propaganda, and to resist or to silence warning voices that challenge their assumptions.... In his fascinating analysis of intelligence failures and their causes ... in the public and private sectors, Wilensky finds that the most disastrous miscalculations are those which have occurred in the field of governmental operations, especially foreign policy and national security." The book explains how such highly institutionalized actors are vulnerable to informational pathologies.The new digital edition features active Contents, a fully linked Index, linked notes, and proper ebook formatting. It is a modern, quality, and authorized re-presentation of a classic work in social science and organizational studies
American political economy in global perspective by Harold L Wilensky( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a guide to claims about the proper role of government and markets in a global economy. Moving between systematic comparison of 19 rich democracies and debate about what the United States can do to restore a more civilized, egalitarian, and fair society, Harold L. Wilensky tells us how six of these countries got on a low road to economic progress and which components of their labor-crunch strategy are uniquely American. He provides an overview of the impact of major dimensions of globalization, only one of which, the interaction of the internationalization of finance and the rapid increase in the autonomy of central banks, undermines either national sovereignty or job security, labor standards, and the welfare state. Although Wilensky views American policy and politics through the lens of globalization, he concludes that the nation-state remains the center of personal identity, social solidarity, and political action. He concentrates on what national differences mean for the well-being of nations and their people. Drawing on lessons from abroad and from America's own past successes, Wilensky shows how we can reverse our three-decade decline. He argues that, in order to get off the low road, we must overcome the myths of moderation, the rise of the independent voter, and a rightward shift of the electorate. He specifies a feasible domestic agenda that matches majority sentiments in all rich democracies"--Provided by publisher
Intellectuals in labor unions : organizational pressures on professional roles by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

13 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex organizations; a critical essay by Charles Perrow( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic in organizational theory provides a succinct overview of the principal schools of thought as it presents a critical, sociopsychological, and historical orientation to the field of organizational analysis. Vividly written, with theories made concrete by specific, student-oriented examples, it takes a critical view toward organizations, analyzing their impact on individuals, groups, and society as a whole. New chapters on economic theories of organization and the conditional power theory are among the features of this revised edition
Ideology, public opinion & welfare policy : attitudes toward taxes and spending in industrialized societies by Richard M Coughlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative social policy : theories, methods, findings by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic corporatism and policy linkages : the interdependence of industrial, labor-market, incomes, and social policies in eight countries by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "new corporatism," centralization, and the welfare state by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syllabus of industrial relations; a guide to reading and research by University of Chicago( Book )

8 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sociología en las instituciones by Paul F Lazarsfeld( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planificación sociológica de los problemas sociales by Paul F Lazarsfeld( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sociología en las profesiones by Paul F Lazarsfeld( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moonlighter; a product of relative deprivation by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit Area Study, 1960: Labor and Leisure in the Urban Community: A Study of Social Order and Social Change by Harold L Wilensky( )

4 editions published in 1984 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of 678 adults in the Detroit metropolitan area in 1960 provides measures of their job satisfaction and use of leisure time, as well as information on their friendships, buying patterns, and political preferences. Questions on job satisfaction queried respondents about job preferences, hours worked at current job, preference for self-employment, type of supervisors at workplace, chances for promotion, and the work culture and environment at respondents' current jobs. Questions on leisure time elicit information on time spent watching television and the programs watched often, newspapers and magazines read regularly and favorite columnists, books read, time spent on other hobbies and crafts such as photography, music, and sports, vacation time, use of spare time, memberships in clubs and organizations, and time spent socializing with friends, relatives, colleagues, and neighbors. Other items probed respondents' opinions about causes of unemployment, their feelings about their standard of living, and their future plans, financial obligations, buying patterns, use and ownership of telephones, self-perceived social class, political party preference, and choice of gubernatorial and presidential candidates in the last election. Additional items probed respondents' attitudes toward Blacks as neighbors and co-workers. Demographic variables specify age, sex, race, education, place of birth, length of residence in the Detroit area, home ownership, length of time at present residence, marital status, number of children, original nationality of paternal family, income, occupation, religious preferences, and class identification ... Cf.: http://webapp.icpsr.umich.edu/cocoon/ICPSR-STUDY/07399.xml
Varieties of work experience by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass society and mass culture: interdependence or independence by Harold L Wilensky( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rich democracies : political economy, public policy, and performance
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Complex organizations; a critical essay
Alternative Names
Harold Wilensky Amerikaans socioloog (1923-2011)

Harold Wilensky sociologue américain

Виленский, Гарольд

Виленский, Гарольд американский социолог

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