Political Science in Europe: Achievements, Challenges, Prospects

Achievements, Challenges, Prospects
ECPR Press
  • erscheint ca. am 16. Juni 2020
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  • Hardcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-78552-311-3 (ISBN)
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ECPR is an opportunity to reflect on the origins and development of European political science and provide a critical assessment of the achievements and challenges lying ahead. As disciplines go, 50 years is a short period of time. Yet, this half-century has been a defining period for the development of political science in Europe: disciplinary norms have emerged and become institutionalized in training and research units and in professional organizations - such as the ECPR; the scholarly community and production have dramatically grown across the continent; the sophistication of the analytical and methodological tools of the discipline has significantly increased and the knowledge production and exchange disseminated under the label "political science" is bigger than it has ever been.

Political Science in Europe aims to reflect on these achievements and challenges. It is structured around 14 chapters that reflect on the intellectual and professional development of the discipline in Europe. Section I reviews what European political science means in terms of objects, paradigms, data, and methods to assess the "European touch" in producing political science. Section II moves the focus to the producers of European political science to discuss the professional challenges related to inclusiveness and professionalization. Section III addresses what European political science is for and how it responds to the external environment. The 14 chapters will be structured along a common line of inquiry: they review what European political science was at the time of inception, reflect on how and why it changed thereafter, and discuss the current state of the discipline and the challenges ahead.
  • Englisch
  • Großbritannien
Rowman & Littlefield International
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
20 Tables, unspecified; 13 Halftones, black and white
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
978-1-78552-311-3 (9781785523113)
Thibaud Boncourt is Associate Professor, Universite Paris, Sorbonne.

Isabelle Engeli is Professor of Public Policy, University of Exeter.

Diego Garzia is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Lucerne.
Chapter 1. Introduction

Part I. European Political Science

Chapter 2. Is There a "European touch"? Reflections on the Distinctive Features of European Political Science

Chapter 3. European, American, and Global Political Science: Convergence, Polarization or Fusion?

Chapter 4. The "Political" in European Political Science

Chapter 5. The Challenges of Paradigm Diversity

Chapter 6. The Data Explosion in the Political Science Universe

Part II. The Profession of European Political Science

Chapter 7. The Internationalizations of Political Science in Europe. How National, Organizational, and Intellectual Rivalries Shaped a Discipline.

Chapter 8. Political Science in Central and Eastern Europe.

Chapter 9. Diversity in European Political Science

Chapter 10. Gendering the Profession: Recommendations to Political Science

Part III. European Political Science in its Environment

Chapter 11. Making European Political Science Matter

Chapter 12. The Engagement of European Political Scientists with Citizens. The Case of Voting Advice Applications

Chapter 13. The Engagement of European Political Scientists with Policy Makers

Chapter 14. Political Science at Risk

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