The Evolution of Political Science
The Evolution of Political Science
APSR Centennial Volume - Special Issue - November 2006
The November 2006 issue of the American Political Science Review completes the one-hundredth volume of the Review, which began publication in November 1906. To mark this occasion, the contents of the issue center on the theme of "The Evolution of Political Science."
The issue begins with an introduction and essay by Lee Sigelman, editor of the Review, titled "The Coevolution of American Political Science and the American Political Science Review," (258 K, PDF) based in large part on a content-analytic survey of every research article that has appeared in the Review from its founding to the present.
A special feature of the theme issue is a set of brief commentaries on the 20 most frequently-cited articles in the history of the Review, prepared by the authors of these articles or by appropriate stand-ins.
The main body of the theme issue consists of 24 essays on various aspects of the evolution of political science:
- Benjamin Barber, "The Politics of Political Science: 'Value-free' Theory and the Wolin-Strauss Dust-Up of 1962"
- Andrew Bennett and G. John Ikenberry, "The Review's Evolving Relevance for U.S. Foreign Policy 1906-2006"
- Mark Blyth, "Great Punctuations: Prediction, Randomness, and the Evolution of Comparative Political Science"
- Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, "Game Theory, Political Economy, and the Evolving Study of War and Peace"
- Philip E. Converse, "Researching Electoral Politics"
- James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia, "The Growth and Development of Experimental Research in Political Science"
- John S. Dryzek, "Revolutions without Enemies: Transformations in Political Science"
- James Farr, Jacob S. Hacker, and Nicole Kazee, "The Policy Scientist of Democracy: The Discipline of Harold D. Lasswell"
- Amy Fried, "The Forgotten Lindsay Rogers and the Development of American Political Science"
- Luis R. Fraga, John A. Garcia, Rodney E. Hero, Michael Jones-Correa, Valerie Martinez-Ebers, and Gary M. Segura, "Su Casa Es Nuestra Casa: Latino Politics Research and the Development of American Political Science"
- Michael T. Gibbons, "Hermeneutics, Political Inquiry, and Practical Reason"
- John G. Gunnell, "The Founding of the American Political Science Association: Discipline, Profession, Political Theory, and Politics"
- Michael T. Heaney and John Mark Hansen, "Building the Chicago School"
- Emily Hauptmann, "From Opposition to Accommodation: How Rockefeller Foundation Grants Redefined Relations between Political Theory and Social Science in the 1950s"
- John Ishiyama, Marijke Breuning, and Linda Lopez, "A Century of Continuity and Change in the Undergraduate Political Science Curriculum"
- Michael Kenny, "History and Dissent: Bernard Crick's The American Science of Politics"
- David Kettler, "The Political Theory Question in Political Science, 1956-1965"
- Kathleen Knight, "Transformations of the Concept of Ideology in the Twentieth Century"
- Gerhard Loewenberg, "The Influence of European Emigre Scholars on Comparative Politics"
- Michael Parenti, "Patricians, Professionals, and Political Science"
- Howard L. Reiter, "The Study of Political Parties, 1906-2005: The View from the Journals"
- Sue Tolleson-Rinehart and Susan J. Carroll, "'Far from Ideal': The Gender Politics of Political Science"
- Peter N. Ubertaccio and Brian J. Cook, "Wilson's Failure: Roots of Contention about the Meaning of a Science of Politics"
- Kenneth D. Wald and Clyde Wilcox, "Getting Religion: Has Political Science Rediscovered the Faith Factor?"