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Coming to Grips with Change

The Subject Matter of Twenty-First-Century Political Science
  • Rainer EisfeldEmail author
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Abstract

“I stand here to plead for the study of politics in the terms of history”, Harold J. Laski affirmed in his 1926 inaugural lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Nothing in political studies, he went on to argue, was “rightly understood save as it is illustrated by the process of its development”. And he compared the uncertain future to “a harbor which ever recedes” as men advance, using readings of history as their chart in sailing to that retreating port (Laski 1939: 35, 37, 38).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich 1Osnabrück UniversityOsnabrückGermany

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