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Regime and discipline : democracy and the development of political science

Author: David Easton; John G Gunnell; Michael B Stein
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is the discipline of political science a specific by-product of democratic regimes? Can it develop and have an impact only where democracy itself is flourishing? Or is it possible to forge such a discipline in authoritarian and transitional regimes? These are the central questions of Regime and Discipline: Democracy and the Development of Political Science.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Regime and discipline.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)623614278
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Easton; John G Gunnell; Michael B Stein
ISBN: 0472104446 9780472104444
OCLC Number: 31206788
Description: x, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : democracy as a regime type and the development of political science / David Easton, John G. Gunnell, and Michael B. Stein --
History and discipline in political science / John S. Dryzek and Stephen T. Leonard --
Can political science history be neutral? / John G. Gunnell [and others] --
In praise of Whiggism and other good things / J.A.W. Gunn --
Studying developments of a discipline : a philosophy of method for the history of the social sciences / Malcolm Vout --
From modern republic to administrative state : American political science in the nineteenth century / James Farr --
Major factors in the emergence of political science as a discipline in western democracies : a comparative analysis of the United States, Britain, France, and Germany / Michael B. Stein --
The emergence of the "science of democracy" and its impact on the democratic transition in Hungary / Attila Ágh --
The impact of democratization on political science in Poland / Jerzy J. Wiatr --
Some institutional and political determinants of political science in Argentina / Silvia Sigal --
Arrivals and departures : the case of political science in Asia / Yogesh Atal --
Democracy and the development of political science in Japan / Takashi Inoguchi.
Responsibility: David Easton, John G. Gunnell, and Michael B. Stein, editors.

Abstract:

Is the discipline of political science a specific by-product of democratic regimes? Can it develop and have an impact only where democracy itself is flourishing? Or is it possible to forge such a discipline in authoritarian and transitional regimes? These are the central questions of Regime and Discipline: Democracy and the Development of Political Science.

The contributors to this volume approach the problem from methodological and substantive perspectives. The methodological debate is presented in terms of whether the goal of objectivity and neutrality in disciplinary history is desirable and attainable, or whether all such histories are inherently "whiggish" or "pessimistic," and mere ex post facto justifications of a particular disciplinary perspective. The volume then explores the relationship between democracy and the development of political science in a variety of national settings and political regimes, including older Western democracies (such as the United States, Britain, France, and Germany), newer democracies (Japan and other Asian countries), and current transitional regimes (such as Argentina, Hungary, and Poland).

The contributions reflect both consensus and disagreement about the nature of the interactive relationship between political science and democracy. Indeed, a fundamental debate centers on the very terms democracy and political science. Nevertheless, with one or two exceptions, the participants do acknowledge that some kind of relationship does in fact exist between democracy and political science, be it interactive and correlational or causal.

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