Good. No Dust Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 447 pp. Spine faded to white, edges of covers creased and rubbed with some scuffing and smudging, a few pages slightly creased at bottom corner, else a generally clean and solid copy. Interior unmarked.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England: The M.I.T. Press, 1969. First edition, 1969. Khaki cloth with black spine lettering, 447 pages with extensive index, illustrated dustjacket. The book is in very good condition with hardly any discernible edgewear, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not corner clipped and is also in very good condition with slight darkening to spine panel, negligible additional edgewear. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
Good in fair dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Some endpaper soiling. xii, 447 p. Annexes. Notes. Index. This is one of the M.I.T. Studies in Contemporary Politics. The authors place the findings of sophisticated data analysis in historical perspective and suggest a theoretical pattern of political development. This book seeks to write contemporary history in a new way. It uses methods of social research that were not available to historians of more remote times and that generally are not used to study our own time as "history. " What we mean by history is the perspective that looks at the present as a temporal sequence from the past to the future. The study looks at Europe over the decade 1955-1965 in this perspective. To write contemporary history in this way, we have adapted that remarkable instrument of social research called the sample survey. In some of its varied uses, such as predicting the behavior of voters and shoppers, the sample survey has become a precision instrument unmatched in the annals of social observation. In the study of attitudes, where there is no specific "payoff" item such as a vote or a purchase to test inferences, no such degree of of precision is expected or claimed....Our aim was to learn how the elites of postwar Europe would face the reality of their diminished postwar power-as elites, as nations, as a continent-and how they would go about the tasks of positive construction.
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