Can Political Science History be Neutral

  title={Can Political Science History be Neutral},
  author={J. Farr and J. Gunnell and Raymond M. Seidelman and J. Dryzek and Stephen T. Leonard},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
In the December 1988 issue of this Review, John Dryzek and Stephen Leonard argued the need for “context-sensitive” histories of the discipline of political science. In their view, disciplinary history must guide practical inquiry if it is to be most useful. The course of their argument draws the criticisms of three political scientists concerned about the history of political science—James Farr, John Gunnell, and Raymond Seidelman. Dryzek and Leonard respond to their critics and underscore… Expand
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