David Easton’s Political Systems Analysis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Handbook of Political Science
EditorsDirk Berg-Schlosser, Bertrand Badie, Leonardo Morlino
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Chapter13
Pages211-232
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781529714333
ISBN (Print)9781526459558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2020

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    Bang, H. (2020). David Easton’s Political Systems Analysis. In D. Berg-Schlosser, B. Badie, & L. Morlino (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Political Science (pp. 211-232). SAGE Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529714333.n16