Modern Political Science: Anglo-American Exchanges since by Robert Adcock (ed.), Mark Bevir (ed.), Shannon C. Stimson

By Robert Adcock (ed.), Mark Bevir (ed.), Shannon C. Stimson (ed.)

Since rising within the overdue 19th century, political technology has passed through an intensive shift--from developing grand narratives of nationwide political improvement to generating empirical reviews of person political phenomena. What triggered this variation? Modern Political Science--the first authoritative historical past of Anglophone political science--argues that the field's transformation is not flawed for a case of straightforward growth and extending medical precision. to the contrary, the publication exhibits that political technological know-how is deeply traditionally contingent, pushed either through its personal inherited rules and by means of the broader background during which it has developed.

concentrating on the USA and the uk, and the exchanges among them, Modern Political Science includes contributions from prime political scientists, political theorists, and highbrow historians from either side of the Atlantic. jointly they supply a compelling account of the improvement of political technology, its relation to different disciplines, the issues it at present faces, and attainable strategies to those problems.

development on a turning out to be curiosity within the historical past of political technological know-how, Modern Political Science is critical interpreting for a person who desires to know the way political technology acquired to be what it truly is today--or what it will probably seem like tomorrow.

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5 Many in the group were, like Bryce, both active politicians and political intellectuals. As secular liberals, they faced in both countries the religious domination of cultural institutions and the stirrings of mass democracy. For the British they prescribed the American model of democratic suffrage and separation of church and state, and for the Americans, “the grafting of parliamentary characteristics on to the American stem; representative and responsible government . . a permanent disinterested civil service, .

9 Edward A. Freeman, Greater Greece and Greater Britain (London: Macmillan, 1886), 15, 6; Freeman used this notion of the recurrence of Greek political structures to argue for the plausibility of imperial federation, 59–60; John W. Burrow, A Liberal Descent: Victorian Historians and the English Past (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), 225, 6. 42 CHAPTER 3 generation and decadence of specific historical epochs, did not doubt the ultimate victory of progress over degeneration.

21 28 CHAPTER 2 helped to turn political studies away from the evolutionary-comparative method and in a more functionalist direction. What was important now was not constructing a chain of continuity and a taxonomy of its forms, but an account of the new forms necessitated by changing conditions. Some of the most notable works of the era, Wallas’s The Great Society (1914), Frank Goodnow’s Politics and Administration (1900), and Charles Beard’s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution (1913), all, in different ways, pursued that purpose.

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