ERIC Number: ED340330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Political Science in America. Oral Histories of a Discipline.
Baer, Michael A., Ed.; And Others
This book contains interviews with 15 major figures in the academic discipline of political science. Contributors discuss the intellectual and institutional roots of political science and trace its evolution and development. Those interviewed describe what it was like to be a part of the earliest Ph.D programs, and what it was like to work with some of the earliest political scientists. Also discussed are how the earliest political leaders became interested in political science, how their careers developed, what roles they played in building departments and research organizations, and what they learned from participation in government and politics. Additionally, the authors reveal their own contributions to the study of political science, express their opinions on some of the major conflicts that have divided the discipline, and provide their various perspectives on the growth of the behavioral movement in political science over the past 50 years. The following individuals are included: Charles Hyneman, E. Pendleton Herring, Belle Zeller, Emmette S. Redford, R. Taylor Cole, Marian D. Irish, C. Herman Pritchett, Gabriel Almond, David Truman, Robert Martin, Robert A. Dahl, Heinz Eulau, David Easton, Austin Ranney, and Warren E. Miller. The volume contains an appendix and an index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Departments, Doctoral Degrees, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Interviews, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Political Issues, Political Science, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Public Affairs Education, Reminiscence, Teacher Role
The University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40508-4008 ($16.00 paperback--ISBN-0-8131-080-5; $35.00 hardbound--ISBN-0-8131-1758-5).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Political Science Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington.