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The Policy Scientist of Democracy: The Discipline

@inproceedings{Farr2006ThePS,
  title={The Policy Scientist of Democracy: The Discipline},
  author={J. Farr and J. Hacker and Nicole Kazee},
  year={2006}
}
The “policy scientist of democracy” was a model for engaged scholarship invented and embodied by Harold D. Lasswell. This disciplinary persona emerged in Lasswell’s writings and wartime consultancies during the 1940s, well before he announced in his APSA presidential address, printed in the Review precisely 50 years ago, that political science was “the policy science par excellence.” The policy scientist of democracy knew all about the process of elite decision making, and he put his knowledge… Expand
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