how political science might regain relevance and obtain an audience: a manifesto for the 21st century

Autor(en): Eisfeld, Rainer
Stichwörter: GLOBALIZATION; good society; Government & Law; partisanship; Political Science; science of democracy; state of the art
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN LTD
Journal: EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Volumen: 10
Ausgabe: 2
Startseite: 220
Seitenende: 225
Zusammenfassung: 
In contrast to its quantitative advances, political science has made only modest contributions to addressing salient contemporary issues. Political studies have largely been reduced to a functionalist science of `managing' parliamentary-party government. The article argues in favour of the discipline redefining itself as a science of democracy, the need for partisan visions in attaining a `good society', the need to help citizens grapple with policy alternatives, and that political scientists should take sides when democratic government conflicts with business interests.
ISSN: 16804333
DOI: 10.1057/eps.2010.49

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