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Improving the Human Condition

The Tenets of Twenty-First-Century Political Science
  • Rainer EisfeldEmail author
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Abstract

“A neglect of the citizen”: No less was attested to political science in its present state by 2009 Economics Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom. During an interview, she illustrated her criticism with the observation that once, while waiting at a meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), she had been asked why she was reading a book on peasants. Political science, she had been reminded, “was about presidents, parties, and Congress” (Toonen 2010: 197).

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  1. 1.Fachbereich 1Osnabrück UniversityOsnabrückGermany

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