Introduction

The Relevance of Political Science

Gerry STOKER, B Peters, Jon Pierre

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What does political science tell us about important real-world problems and issues? And to what extent does and can political analysis contribute to solutions? Debates about the funding, impact and relevance of political science in contemporary democracies have made this a vital and hotly contested topic of discussion, and in this original text authors from around the world respond to the challenge.
A robust defence is offered of the achievements of political science research, but the book is not overly sanguine given its sustained recognition of the need for improvement in the way that political science is done. New insights are provided into the general issues raised by relevance, into blockages to relevance, and into the contributions that the different subfields of political science can and do make. The book concludes with a new manifesto for relevance that seeks to combine a commitment to rigour with a commitment to engagement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Relevance of Political Science
EditorsGerry Stoker, B Guy Peters, Jon Pierre
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781137506603
ISBN (Print)9780230201088, 9780230201095
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NamePolitical Analysis
PublisherMacmillan international

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STOKER, G., Peters, B., & Pierre, J. (2015). Introduction: The Relevance of Political Science. In G. Stoker, B. G. Peters, & J. Pierre (Eds.), The Relevance of Political Science (pp. 1-15). (Political Analysis). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60353-1_19
STOKER, Gerry ; Peters, B ; Pierre, Jon. / Introduction : The Relevance of Political Science. The Relevance of Political Science. editor / Gerry Stoker ; B Guy Peters ; Jon Pierre. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. pp. 1-15 (Political Analysis).
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STOKER, G, Peters, B & Pierre, J 2015, Introduction: The Relevance of Political Science. in G Stoker, BG Peters & J Pierre (eds), The Relevance of Political Science. Political Analysis, Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60353-1_19

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STOKER G, Peters B, Pierre J. Introduction: The Relevance of Political Science. In Stoker G, Peters BG, Pierre J, editors, The Relevance of Political Science. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2015. p. 1-15. (Political Analysis). https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60353-1_19