GallusPolitikwissenschaftliche Passagen

Political Science in Germany is regularly subjected to a great deal of criticism as it is regarded as too scientific, theoretical, self-referential, and preoccupied with using methods in its approach to research. On the one hand, what does political science actually have to say about politics and how does it perceive its public role? On the other hand, it is a firmly established subject at German universities which conveys a self-confident image and enjoys great international renown.

In the light of such tense contrasts, this book attempts to define where political science in Germany stands today by investigating five specific aspects of it. The book’s authors do not only convey and reflect the state of research in political science more markedly, but they also develop theories in essays and challenge the reader to contradict them. Moreover, they transform their own experiences into vivid impressions.

With contributions by:
Uwe Backes, Klaus von Beyme, Frank Decker, Jürgen W. Falter, Alexander Gallus, Florian Grotz, Eckhard Jesse, Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Sebastian Liebold, Manfred G. Schmidt, Roland Sturm, Ellen Thümmler, Nikolaus Werz and Barbara Zehnpfennig.