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David Byrne

David Byrne is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. His work explores the consequences of the post-industrial transition and the implications of the complexity frame of reference for understanding the social world.
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Applying social science

The role of social research in politics, policy and practice

This important book examines how social science is applied now and how it might be applied in the future in relation to social transformation in a time of crisis.

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Studying Health Inequalities

An Applied Approach

Through the framework of understanding health inequalities as a 'wicked problem' the book develops an applied approach to researching, understanding and addressing these by drawing on complexity theory.

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Paying for the Welfare State in the 21st Century

Tax and Spending in Post-Industrial Societies

Amid urgent debates around the function of welfare in the post-industrial 21st Century, and how we pay for it, David Byrne and Sally Ruane deploy the concepts and analytical tools of Marxist political economy to better understand recent developments, and the possibilities they present for social change.

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