The Ideology of Political Science

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    Robert Maranto and Matthew C. Woessner, “Seeking Relevance: American Political Science and America,” Academic Questions 25, no. 3 (Fall 2012): 403–17. Further references to this work are cited parenthetically within the text. Maranto and Woessner are in part responding to Lawrence Mead’s critique of the current discipline in “The Other Danger… Scholasticism in Academic Research,” Academic Questions 23, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 404–19, and “Scholasticism: Causes and Cures,” Academic Questions 24, no. 3 (Fall 2011): 300–18.

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    F.A. Hayek, The Counter-Revolution of Science: Studies on the Abuse of Reason (Glencoe, IL: The Free Press, 1952).

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    Thomas Sowell, The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (New York: Basic Books, 1995).

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    Quoted in David Wessel, “Executives Press Washington to ‘Fix the Debt,’” Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2012, A6.

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Heiden, B. The Ideology of Political Science. Acad. Quest. 26, 199–207 (2013).

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  • Political Science
  • Academic Question
  • Social Democracy
  • Political Conservatism
  • Political Deliberation