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A New Handbook of Political Science$
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Robert E. Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294719

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294719.001.0001

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Political Science: The History of the Discipline

Political Science: The History of the Discipline

(p.50) Chapter 2 Political Science: The History of the Discipline
A New Handbook of Political Science

Gabriel A. Almond

Oxford University Press

A historical overview of the discipline, from its foundations in ancient theorists to contemporary political scientists. Traces the contributions––philosophical, theoretical, and methodological––across the discipline's history. Challenges a view of the discipline's development as being built on methodological dissent, offering a picture of its development on the basis of pluralist interaction.

Keywords:   dissent, history, methodology, pluralism, political science

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