Monday, June 16, 2003
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Want to know what's happening in political science?
I pretty much abhor popular writing about political science. It's usually off the mark, and some of it (Emily Eakin, I'm looking in your direction) is responsible for popularizing what I can only describe as complete mush.
So I write with pleasant surprise that Sharla Stewart has written a pretty accurate piece on the current state of the political science discipline for the University of Chicago alumni magazine. It discusses in depth the rise of the "perestroika" movement, which argues that the discipline has tilted too far in the direction of rational choice theory and statistical methodologies. Go take a look if you're so inclined.
[And where do you stand on these various fault lines?--ed. I straddle a fair number of them. My research involves all of the methodologies discussed in the article. I am by no means an area studies type, however.]posted by Dan on 06.16.03 at 04:21 PM
Holy crap, the Seminary Co-Op has a website. You are now my favorite person ever.posted by: Fish Flowers on 06.16.03 at 04:21 PM [permalink]
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