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Causal Explanation and Model Building in History, Economics, and the New Economic History
Causal Explanation and Model Building in History, Economics, and the New Economic History
By Peter D. Mcclelland
Cornell University Press, 1975, 290 pp
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In a sophisticated and wide-ranging critique of causal explanation in history and economics, the author concludes that while generalizations are necessary for our understanding of social phenomena, they are accompanied by a high degree of uncertainty in their application. Excellent bibliography.