Discipline and History: Political Science in the United States


Historical panorama of views about the state of political science as a discipline.
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Historical panorama of views about the state of political science as a discipline.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780472065127
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 440

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Beginnings/1857-1903
Introduction 15
History and Political Science, Necessary Studies in Free Countries 21
The Study of Administration 33
The Idea and Forms of the State 49
The American Political Science Association 59
Political Science and the State 63
The Development of the Social Sciences 81
Pt. 2 Developments/1903-1945
Introduction 107
Politics 113
Recent Advances in Political Methods 129
The Bias of American Political Science 147
Specialists on Intelligence 159
Contradictions of a Political Discipiine 165
American Political Science, Liberalism, and the Invention of Political Theory 179
Pt. 3 Debates/1945-1970
Introduction 201
American Political Science in Its Postwar Political Context 207
Political Science, Mid-Century 223
The Idea of a Political System and the Orientation of Political Research 229
The Behavioral Approach in Political Science: Epitaph for a Monument to a Successful Protest 249
Political Science and Political Education 267
Pt. 4 Departures/1970-1992
Introduction 285
Political Science in the United States: Past and Present 291
Political Scientists, Disenchanted Realists, and Disappearing Democrats 311
Another State of Mind 327
The Two-Party System and Duverger's Law: An Essay on the History of Political Science 345
Gender Studies and Political Science: The History of the "Behavioralist Compromise" 363
The State in Political Science: How We Become What We Study 383
Contributors 397
Bibliography 403
Index 417
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