on 16 September 2012
I liked this book. Very accessible and easy to read. It starts with a good section on what is lacking in mainstream approaches to social research. However, I am still searching for a more practical guide that explains methodology for actor-network approaches. Nevertheless, would still recommend as an introduction to ANT research.
on 4 January 2016
This book deserves to be read by anyone interested in public services and their improvement. Its focus on research method makes it pretty-tough going for a lay reader, but the examples from the real world are well-chosen and set down with great clarity and force. By focusing on the actual realities of the delivery of services, memorably on alcoholic liver disease, Law crystallises a lot of discomforts with the way we typically address public services reform. An object lesson in impact in social science.