Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political ScienceA Transatlantic Tale$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Robert Adcock

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199333622

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333622.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 16 October 2019

Political Science and Political Economy in the Age of Academic Reform

Political Science and Political Economy in the Age of Academic Reform

Andrew D. White and William Graham Sumner

Chapter:
(p.104) (p.105) Chapter 4 Political Science and Political Economy in the Age of Academic Reform
Source:
Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political Science
Author(s):

Robert Adcock

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333622.003.0005

This chapter examines the growth of universities and developments within the nascent domain of political science in the post-Civil War decades. It contrasts the ways in which Andrew D. White and William Graham Sumner each departed from a shared starting point in Lieber’s conception of “political science,” and relates these to alternative understandings of political science at the Columbia School of Political Science, opened in 1880. The second half of the chapter focuses on White’s and Sumner’s views in political economy. It follows how moderate and uncompromising variants of classical liberal political economy were articulated in discussions of free trade and laissez-faire in the 1860s and 1870s, and closes by spotlighting abrupt shifts on both sides of this divide in the early 1880s.

Keywords:   Andrew D. White, William Graham Sumner, Columbia School of Political Science, political economy, laissez-faire

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .