publication . Article . 1982

restoring politics to political history

Paul F. Bourke; Donald A. DeBats;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 1982 Journal: Journal of Interdisciplinary History, volume 15, page 459 (issn: 0022-1953, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: JSTOR
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The phrase "restoring politics to political history" threatens to become the slogan for a new scholarly campaign. Kousser's recent elaboration of the theme is the most challenging, offering the author's usual theoretical and methodological inventiveness in combination with a sweeping indictment of recent work. Before the slogan gathers too many adherents, however, problems about the work of restoration need airing.' The urge to restore politics to political history arises from uneasiness that twenty years of studying mass electoral behavior has put at risk the "autonomy" of political history, threatening, as Kousser has it, to turn political history into a "mere...
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free text keywords: History and Philosophy of Science, History, Political history, Social history, Politics, Sociology, Indictment, Public administration, Environmental ethics, Slogan, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social science, Agency (philosophy)
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publication . Article . 1982

restoring politics to political history

Paul F. Bourke; Donald A. DeBats;