David Easton introduced the systems theory in political science. This theory appeared in social sciences during the 1930s and tried to promote a global approach of social facts considered as a whole which strives to maintain a certain order and an identity. As such, Easton (1917–2014) is one of the founding fathers of modern American political science, even though he was born in Canada and retained his Canadian citizenship his entire life. However, it was after first taking up a position in the University of Chicago in 1947 that he began developing his specific approach to studying political systems.
|Title of host publication||The SAGE Handbook of Political Science|
|Editors||Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Bertrand Badie, Leonardo Morlino|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||SAGE Publications Ltd|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Mar 2020|