The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Paperback | May 15, 2003

EditorJack Hayward, Brian Barry, Archie Brown

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The distinctive strength of political science in Britain is revealed in this indispensable guide to modern British scholarship in the field. As well as charting the development of the discipline, the essays examine the innovative contributions to the study of nationalism, totalitarianism andauthoritarianism and the influential British approach to international relations. The fourteen distinguished authors have provided a major contribution to our understanding of the contemporary state of political science.

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The distinctive strength of political science in Britain is revealed in this indispensable guide to modern British scholarship in the field. As well as charting the development of the discipline, the essays examine the innovative contributions to the study of nationalism, totalitarianism andauthoritarianism and the influential British ...

Jack Hayward is a Research Professor of Politics, University of Hull; Fellow of the British Academy. Brian Barry is in the Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Columbia University; Fellow of the British Academy. Archie Brown is Professor of Politics, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.24 inPublished:May 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780197262948

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Table of Contents

Jack Hayward: British Approaches to Politics: the Dawn of a Self-Deprecating DisciplineP. J. Kelly: Contextual and Non-Contextual Histories of Political ThoughtNoel O'Sullivan: Visions of Freedom: the Response to TotalitarianismAlan Ryan: The Critique of IndividualismRodney Barker: Pluralism, Revenant or Recessive?Vernon Bogdanor: Comparative PoliticsJeremy Richardson: Pressure Groups and Parties: A 'Haze of Common Knowledge' or the Empirical Advance of the Discipline?William L. Miller: Electoral Systems, Elections and Public OpinionGeoffrey Marshall: The Analysis of British Political InstitutionsChristopher Hood: British Public Administration, Dodo, Phoenix or Chameleon?Charles King: Nations and Nationalism in British Political StudiesArchie Brown: The Study of Totalitarianism and AuthoritarianismTim Dunne: A British School of International RelationsBrian Barry: The Study of Politics as a Vocation

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`This book is a testament to the advances made in the study of politics in Britain, particularly in the last four decades ... [It] is a gem from several perspectives and an excellent way to obtain a background on the professional development of political science in Britain...'T.P. Wolf, British Politics Group Newsletter (of the American Political Science Association).