Political Science: The History of the Discipline

Gabriel A. Almond

in A New Handbook of Political Science

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198294719
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599361 | DOI:
 Political Science: The History of the Discipline

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A historical overview of the discipline, from its foundations in ancient theorists to contemporary political scientists. Traces the contributions––philosophical, theoretical, and methodological––across the discipline's history. Challenges a view of the discipline's development as being built on methodological dissent, offering a picture of its development on the basis of pluralist interaction.

Keywords: dissent; history; methodology; pluralism; political science

Chapter.  19958 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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