The State of the Discipline: One Interpretation of Everyone's Favorite Controversy

  title={The State of the Discipline: One Interpretation of Everyone's Favorite Controversy},
  author={Michael Parenti},
  journal={PS: Political Science \& Politics},
  pages={189 - 196}
  • M. Parenti
  • Published 1983
  • Education
  • PS: Political Science & Politics
Michael Parenti dominant organizing principles and assumptions of the prevailing paradigm. And paradigmatic dominance is achieved and maintained partly by means exogenous to the science itself, for instance, by financial support, authoritative opinion and ideological orthodoxy. Scientists have paid dearly for maintaining certain views and their oppressors often have been other scientists working in hand with the authorities of university, state or church. 

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