The History of Political Thought as Disciplinary Genre

James Farr

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548439
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 The History of Political Thought as Disciplinary Genre

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This article examines the history of political thought between the mid-nineteenth and the later twentieth centuries. It contends that the history of political thought became a disciplinary genre within political science largely because of the works of Robert Blakely, William Dunning, and George Sabine. It contends that a methodological awakening in the later twentieth century brought the disciplinary genre to a close and initiated the latest article in the history of political thought.

Keywords: political thought; political science; Robert Blakely; William Dunning; George Sabine; methodological awakening

Article.  6606 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Theory

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