Ritically discuss the value of social representations theory to the social sciences in particulary to the science of history.

This question invites a critical discussion of social representations theory and its role in the analysis of social reality. The theory highlights the relationship between science, public communication and common sense knowledge and impacts upon the public understanding of science and the study of beliefs pertaining to health, economics, politics and in this case to the science of history. Does this theory have any advantages over other social theories? What are its limitations? How might it be used to good effect by social and political scientists?
Another instruction is I would like the writer to include references in the body of text in brackets as APA style requires as well as full references at the end.