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  • Modern Political Science: Anglo-American Exchanges since 1880
  • Edited by Robert Adcock, Mark Bevir & Shannon C. Stimson
  • 2009
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  • Published by: Princeton University Press
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Since emerging in the late nineteenth century, political science has undergone a radical shift--from constructing grand narratives of national political development to producing empirical studies of individual political phenomena. What caused this change? Modern Political Science--the first authoritative history of Anglophone political science--argues that the field's transformation shouldn't be mistaken for a case of simple progress and increasing scientific precision. On the contrary, the book shows that political science is deeply historically contingent, driven both by its own inherited ideas and by the wider history in which it has developed.


Focusing on the United States and the United Kingdom, and the exchanges between them, Modern Political Science contains contributions from leading political scientists, political theorists, and intellectual historians from both sides of the Atlantic. Together they provide a compelling account of the development of political science, its relation to other disciplines, the problems it currently faces, and possible solutions to these problems.


Building on a growing interest in the history of political science, Modern Political Science is necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand how political science got to be what it is today--or what it might look like tomorrow.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. p. ix
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  1. One: A History of Political Science: How? What? Why?
  2. Robert Adcock, Mark Bevir, Shannon C. Stimson
  3. pp. 1-17
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  1. Two: Anglo-American Political Science, 1880–1920
  2. Dorothy Ross
  3. pp. 18-36
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  1. Three: The Origins of a Historical Political Science in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain
  2. Sandra M. den Otter
  3. pp. 37-65
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  1. Four: The Historical Science(s) of Politics: The Principles, Association, and Fate of an American Discipline
  2. James Farr
  3. pp. 66-96
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  1. Five: The Emergence of an Embryonic Discipline: British Politics without Political Scientists
  2. Dennis Kavanagh
  3. pp. 97-117
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  1. Six: A Tale of Two Charlies: Political Science, History, and Civic Reform, 1890–1940
  2. Mark C. Smith
  3. pp. 118-136
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  1. Seven: Making Democracy Safe for the World: Political Science between the Wars
  2. John G. Gunnell
  3. pp. 137-157
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  1. Eight: Birth of a Discipline: Interpreting British Political Studies in the 1950s and 1960s
  2. Michael Kenny
  3. pp. 158-179
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  1. Nine: Interpreting Behavioralism
  2. Robert Adcock
  3. pp. 180-208
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  1. Ten: The Remaking of Political Theory
  2. Robert Adcock, Mark Bevir
  3. pp. 209-233
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  1. Eleven: Traditions of Political Science in Contemporary Britain
  2. Mark Bevir, R.A.W. Rhodes
  3. pp. 234-258
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  1. Twelve: Historicizing the New Institutionalism(s)
  2. Robert Adcock, Mark Bevir, Shannon C. Stimson
  3. pp. 259-289
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  1. Thirteen: Institutionalism and the Third Way
  2. Mark Bevir
  3. pp. 290-312
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 313-348
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-357
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400827763
Related ISBN(s)
9780691128733, 9780691128740
MARC Record
OCLC
329562740
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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