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dc.contributor.authorMaier, Charles S.
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-18T16:44:56Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationMaier, Charles S. 2009. Between surprise and social science. Max Weber Programme Lecture Series (EUI MWP LS 2009/04).en_US
dc.identifier.issn1830-7736en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4727672
dc.description.abstractSocial scientists and historians have been living in a world of unexpected outcomes. The revival of passionate political ideologies in the l960s, the reversal of predicted secularization in the modern world, the collapse of communist regimes at the end of the l980s, and the contemporary economic crisis were all events that flew in the face of social-science predictions and analyses. But despite its prevalence most social science has not attempted to deal with surprise as a category of event. This essay seeks to analyze surprise at least as a category of explanation and narrative, one that mediates between counter-factual and factual.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHistoryen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherEuropean University Instituteen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/12400en_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjectsurpriseen_US
dc.subjectnarrativeen_US
dc.subjectcounter-factualen_US
dc.titleBetween Surprise and Social Scienceen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.relation.journalMax Weber Programme Lecture Seriesen_US
dash.depositing.authorMaier, Charles S.
dc.date.available2011-02-18T16:44:56Z
dash.contributor.affiliatedMaier, Charles


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