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Stephen Cole
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#1Stephen Cole (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
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#1Emanuel Boussios (Nassau Community College)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen Cole (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
This exploratory research presents the results of a March 2011 survey of a random sample of 217 adults on their attitudes towards the use of force as a foreign policy alternative. This research note examines the social characteristics of those people who are more or less likely to support intervening in hypothetical foreign conflicts in situations in which the United States’ national interests may or may not be at stake. The research reported here was aimed at answering several questions includi...
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#1Emanuel Gregory Boussios (Hofstra University)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen Cole (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
This article presents the results of an analysis of public attitudes toward war for the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq wars. In total, 61 surveys conducted by the Gallup Organization starting in August 1950 (near the beginning of the Korean War) and ending February 2006 (middle of the Iraq War) were analyzed. This article examines the social characteristics of those people who are more or less likely to oppose war and is a continuation of our earlier work analyzing the Iraq War. The res...
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#1Emanuel Gregory Boussios (Hofstra University)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen Cole (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
This article presents the results of an analysis of public attitudes toward war for the contemporary Iraq War. In total, 23 surveys conducted by the Gallup Organization starting March 2003 and ending in February 2006 were analyzed. This article examines the social characteristics of those people who are more or less likely to oppose war. The research reported here was arrived at answering the following question: Are there some groups (e.g., women) who are more likely to oppose the war? Using bin...
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Since the 1950s sociology has experienced a decline in prestige when compared with the other social sciences. In some highly publicized cases some universities have retrenched their sociology departments, others are contemplating either retrenchment or downsizing of their departments. Although there are some practitioners of the discipline who believe that it has never been in better shape, many sociologists have come to believe that there are very serious problems both in the cognitive and soci...
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Unfortunately, this will probably be the last issue of Sociological Forum that will appear under my editorship. Although I would like to have served another three-year term, my pending move to the University of Queensland in Australia has made this impossible. I wish my successor1 all the best in presiding over a journal that I think is becoming one of the most respected in the field. The keynote of my editorial policy has been to try to change Sociological Forum from a journal whose major benef...
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#1Stephen Cole (SBU: Stony Brook University)H-Index: 7
In my contribution to the June 1994 special issue of Sociological Forum, "What's Wrong With Sociology?" I try to show how sociology's failure to make the kind of progress characteristic of natural sciences, such as physics, is a result in part of differences in the type of phenomena studied and the fact that sociologists are more likely than physicists to use noncognitive criteria in selecting both their research problems and the solutions to those problems. It is an honor to have such a disting...
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