Current social science research and writing faces a number of possibilities that seem to be constrained by three major challenges. The first is the limits of the imagination; the second is knowing what kinds of data are now out there; and the third is having the tools to aggregate and mine them.
Peter J. Dougherty
Peter J. Dougherty is director of Princeton University Press. His engagement with social science books and their authors began in 1979 when he was named sociology and anthropology editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Since then he has worked as an editor across the social sciences, primarily in economics. During his years there, Princeton has published a dozen Nobel Prize–winning economists. Currently his main editorial interest is in the scholarship on higher education.