RC33 - The Study of Political Science as a Discipline

Chair

Thibaud Boncourt, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
t.boncourt@gmail.com

Departement de science politique
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
17 rue de la Sorbonne
Paris 75005
France

+33 (0) 610398361

 

Secretary

Paulo Ravecca, Universidad de la República, Montevideo
paulo.ravecca@cienciassociales.edu.uy

 

Treasurer

John Trent, University of Ottawa
john.trent@uottawa.ca

 

Officers

Giliberto Capano, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence
Luciana Ghica, University of Bucharest
Emily Hauptmann, Western Michigan University
Bahgat Korany, American University in Cairo
Olga Malinova, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
Bob Reinalda, Radboud University, Nijmegen

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1982; granted research committee status in 1989.

 

Objectives

 

Promotes theoretical and research studies on the historiography and development of the discipline of political science, working with its permanent sub-committee, the International Committee for the Study of the Development of Political Science (ICSDPS). The committee’s approach is a comparative and eclectic one; it is intended to include the theoretical concerns of philosophers of social science, sociological and anthropological views of disciplinary origins and evolution, historical and institutional studies.

 

Website

 

http://rc33.ipsa.org/