The History of Political Thought as Disciplinary Genre

James Farr*

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This article examines the history of political thought between the mid-nineteenth and the later twentieth centuries. It contends that the history of political thought became a disciplinary genre within political science largely because of the works of Robert Blakely, William Dunning, and George Sabine. It contends that a methodological awakening in the later twentieth century brought the disciplinary genre to a close and initiated the latest article in the history of political thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Theory
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191577406
ISBN (Print)9780199548439
StatePublished - Jun 12 2008


  • George Sabine
  • Methodological awakening
  • Political science
  • Political thought
  • Robert Blakely
  • William Dunning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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