Problem-Solving Sociology

Problem-solving sociology uses sociological insights and ideas to solve social problems, and uses the solving of social problems to advance sociological theory.  See this brief introduction and this theoretical discussion, listen to a podcast, or order the book.

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Upcoming Events

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Friday, Oct. 6, 2023 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern

Virtual Book Forum with Neil Gross 

Walk the Walk: How Three Police Chiefs Defined the Odds and Changed Cop Culture  

Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern 

PSE Workshop with Arnab Chakraborty

"Constructing Dignified Selves at Work and the Implications for Worker Organizing"

Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 at 12PM Pacific / 3PM Eastern

Virtual Coffee Hour with Adam D. Reich

Monday, Dec. 4, 2023 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

PSE Workshop with Shang Liu

"Schools of Civic Subordination: Independent, Participation-oriented NGOs training the Chinese State’s Good Students" 

Mirta Toledo, "Pure Diversity"