A New Handbook of Political Science by Robert E. Goodin, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

By Robert E. Goodin, Hans-Dieter Klingemann

This paintings is an authoritative survey of advancements within the self-discipline compiled through forty two of the easiest political scientists around the globe, examining growth during the last 20 years and assessing this within the context of old traits within the box. overseas in its scope, systematic in its assurance, a brand new instruction manual of Political technology would be the reference e-book for political scientists, and people monitoring their paintings, into the following century.

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DeLeon, P. Derthick, M. Dowding, K. Esping-Andersen, G. Flora, P. Galston, W. Goodin, R. Gutmann, A. Habermas, J. Hardin, R. Heath, A. Holsti, O. Kinder, D. King, G. -D. Krasner, S. Kymlicka, W. Lindblom, C. Lodge, M. Lowi, T. Merriam, C. Miller, D. Miller, W. Palfrey, T. Pateman, C. Rawls, J. Sharkansky, I. Skocpol, T. Sniderman, P. Stokes, D. Sprague, J. Taylor, C. Walzer, M. Waltz, K. Wilson, J. Q. 7 percent) scholars in groups 1–6 above exhaust the list of those who, by our criteria, count as integrators of the discipline as a whole or the most frequently referenced authors either across the discipline as a whole or within any particular subfield of it.

The intellectual energy, curiosity and openness that has been required to carry us even that far is, in itself, surely something to celebrate. 36 What we cannot analyze using these data are relations between the subdisciplines of political science and other disciplines. On these connections, see Dogan (below: chap. 3). 27 THE DISCIPLINE Appendix 1A The Continuing Impact of Works in Political Science How much continuing impact is any given work in political science likely to have? To answer this question, we have categorized publications in all the reference lists of all the chapters in the New Handbook according to their year of original publication.

24 Initially remarked upon by Brian Barry (1974), in connection with a book just outside this period—Hirschman's Exit, Voice and Loyalty (1970). 16 POLITICAL SCIENCE presumed to know, at least in passing. Whether these instant classics will have the same staying power as those older pillars of the profession is, perhaps, an open question. One of the striking findings to emerge from an analysis of the references contained within the rest of the chapters of the New Handbook is how short a shelf-life most work in political science actually enjoys.

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