Current projects: Documenting the successes, failures and controversies of the social sciences in policy recommendations, social policy, urban planning, international development aid, economics and other areas, Clint Ballinger (older material is at ​Academic Scribblers: Social Science and its critics).
Works that cite  my work
  • Does wealth entirely depend on inclusive institutions and pluralist politics? Peer Vries, University of Vienna, July 2012.
    A review of: Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson, Why nations fail. The origins of power, prosperity and poverty Profile Books (London 2012). Working Papers in Technology Governance and Economic Dynamics no. 43. Forthcoming in TSEG - Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis.
  • Gates, Donald and Peter Steane. 2009. Altruism - an alternative value in policy formation and decision making. International Journal of Social Economics. 36(10): 962-978.  Link
  • Demeritt, David. 2009. From externality to inputs and interference: Framing environmental research in geography. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 34(1): 3-11.   Link
  • My  2001 M.A. thesis (UNC-Chapel Hill/Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy) on effects of urbanization and competitive advantage on long-term development was cited as an important influence on a later similar work dealing with an earlier time period. Algaze, Guillermo, 2008. Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, p. xi.   University of Chicago Press Link  "Guillermo Algaze draws on the work of modern economic geographers to explore how the unique river-based ecology and geography of the Tigris-Euphrates alluvium impacted the development of urban civilization in southern Mesopotamia."    MacArthur Fellowship ('Genius Award')
  • My work on the problem of contingency in the social sciences was recently cited in the article 'Where Do We Go From Here? Jubilee Report on History and Theory' in the 2010 theme issue of History and Theory ('The Next Fifty Years').  Link 

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