Black Science

  • Robert C. Smith


This chapter presents a history of the development and institutionalization of black politics in the political science discipline, focusing on the pivotal role of Walton’s writings in helping to define the parameters of the field, the organizing of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, and Walton’s lobbying of the American Political Science Association, which resulted in the establishment of black politics as a subfield in the discipline in 1989.


Black science Black perspective Racism in political science Race relations research tradition African American politics research Tradition 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Smith
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  1. 1.San Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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