Pluralism at Yale

Pluralism at Yale

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Pluralism at Yale: The Culture of Political Science in America explores the relationship between personal experience and academic theories of American politics. Through a detailed examination of the Yale University Department of Political Science between 1955 and 1970, including interviews with many of the political scientists involved, this book traces the way qpluralism, q a predominately optimistic theory of American democracy which the Yale department helped to develop in those years, helped to support the American political regime. Merelman also analyzes the impact of social and political events on the decline of Yale pluralism and describes pluralism's continued political relevance today. Included are discussions of McCarthyism, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War.New Haven: aquot;When [Mayor] Lee took office in January 1954, there was evidently latent agreement within the political ... Leadership that understands this fact, and that molds the moving structure of preferences, 2:3 Yale Pluralism and theanbsp;...

Title:Pluralism at Yale
Author:Richard M. Merelman
Publisher:Univ of Wisconsin Press - 2003


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