Why Political Science Doesn't Matter
Modern political science is heavy on exotic statistical analysis and narrow specialization, short on practical insights into democratic governance.
The source: “Wilson’s Failure: Roots of Contention About the Meaning of a Science of Politics” by Peter N. Ubertaccio and Brian J. Cook, in The American Political Science Review, Nov. 2006.
At least 10 candidates are campaigning for president in the 2008 election, staffed up with pollsters, consultants, managers, and communications specialists. Where are the political scientists? For the most part, they’...