Political Science in the International Field

  title={Political Science in the International Field},
  author={Pitman B. Potter},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={381 - 391}
  • P. Potter
  • Published 1 August 1923
  • Education
  • American Political Science Review
Political science, like all other branches of social science, has, in the past century, become increasingly inductive in method. Attempts to deduce conclusions regarding the details of political organization and practice by speculative thought concerning the nature of man, of liberty, of authority, of society, and so on, have now largely ceased. In their place we have efforts to collect as much data as possible concerning actual forms of state organization and governmental methods, and efforts… 

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Index to Volume XVII

  • J. McMullin
  • History
    American Political Science Review
  • 1923
Activities of the Colorado electorate, by R. C. Spencer 101 Administration, Democracy in, by Jennie McMullin Turner 216 Africa, book notice 342 Agricultural bloc, The, by Arthur Capper, rev. by James