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Published: 09 April 2014

312 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199333622

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Liberalism and the Emergence of American Political Science

A Transatlantic Tale

Robert Adcock

  • Employs a novel and nuanced approach to liberalism, taking the earliest uses of the terms 'liberal' and 'liberalism' in early-to-mid-nineteenth European political discourses as its starting point and ending with their uses in American political discourse a century later
  • Highlights political economy as a central concern of nineteenth-century political science
  • Shows how changes and cleavages in the liberal visions articulated by nascent political science first came to the fore in disagreements over political economy before then being fleshed out in alternative conceptions of democracy

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