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The Development of Political Science : A Comparative Survey - David Easton

The Development of Political Science

A Comparative Survey

By: David Easton (Editor), John G. Gunnell (Editor), Luigi Graziano (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 6th June 1991
ISBN: 9780415056236
Number Of Pages: 308

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In recent years the history of political science has become recognised as an important but neglected area of study. The Development of Political Science is the first comprehensive discussion of the subject in a comparative international perspective.

Offering a wide-ranging account of the development of the subject and its dissemination across national borders and cultural divides, the book begins with a study of the historiography of the discipline in the United States, a country which has been at the forefront of the field. Widening its discussion to emphasise Western Europe as a focus for comparison, the contributors provide studies of further areas of interest such as China and Africa. This particular approach emphasises the book's vision of political science as a growing transnational body of knowledge.

In presenting critical analysis of the state of the field, this vigorous study aims to further the development of the discipline in the countries discussed, and to provide a work that is interesting not only to political scientists, but to all those concerned with the development of the social sciences.

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"This collection of essays on the state of our discipline in various countries is of great interest." -"Canadian Journal of Political Science

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Historiography of American Political Sciencep. 13
The Development of Political Sciencep. 34
The Interaction of the State and Political Science in Canadap. 59
Cultural and Contextual Constraints upon the Development of Political Science in Great Britainp. 93
Notesp. 106
Political Development and Political Science in West Germanyp. 108
Referencesp. 126
The Development and Institutionalization of Political Science in Italyp. 127
French Political Science and Its 'subfields'p. 147
Referencesp. 183
Political Science in the Nordic Countriesp. 187
Notesp. 198
Political Science in Contemporary Spainp. 201
The Sociology of Political Science in the People's Republic of Chinap. 223
Political Science in 'Anglophone' Africap. 252
Political Science in the United Statesp. 275
Referencesp. 291
Indexp. 292
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ISBN: 9780415056236
ISBN-10: 0415056233
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 6th June 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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