Encounters With Modernity

Samuel H. Beer

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Encounters With Modernity

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This article provides a personal commentary on the role of institutions in political science. It emphasizes the role of institutions and gives an account of this chapter's author's projects in the comparative study of the politics of the USA and Britain. It studies liberal democracy and liberal nationalism in detail.

Keywords: personal commentary; role; institutions; political science; comparative study; politics; USA; Britain; liberal democracy; liberal nationalism

Article.  10140 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Institutions ; Comparative Politics

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