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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 Discipline

Political Science: The Discipline

(p.3) Chapter 1 Political Science: The Discipline
A New Handbook of Political Science

Robert E. Goodin (Contributor Webpage)

Hans‐Dieter Klingemann (Contributor Webpage)

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What is political science and what are its main contentions? Reviews the discipline and its contemporary boundaries with regard to theoretical questions and methodological integration. The discipline is maturing, seen in an embrace of pluralism and an overlapping consensus in the role of rationality, institutions, and culture. Reviews new themes built on previous omissions, such as feminism, leading to post‐modern and post‐positivist approaches. Calculates the sub‐discipline powerhouses and most‐ cited authors across the field––across which the whole book provides an overview.

Keywords:   behavioural revolution, culture, feminism, methodology, new institutionalism, pluralism, political science, post‐modernism, post‐positivism, rational choice

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