The Ecology of Political Science

  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
Part of the Studies in Comparative Politics book series


It was suggested earlier in this essay (p. 13) that differences of approach to political science could to some extent be measured on these three dimensions: that of attitude to the scope of the discipline, that of the objectives of study, and that of basic assumptions and methods. These are to some extent matters of individual choice, to some extent they are settled by the tendencies of schools and research groups. But there are also national differences, and (at first sight at least) these differences reflect forms of academic organisation rather than ideologies.


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© W. J. M. Mackenzie 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. M. Mackenzie
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  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

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