By tracing the history of the PSA, The Development of a Discipline: The History of the Political Studies Association reveals the changing nature of the study of politics in Britain and the development of British higher education. * Shows how the PSA developed from a small elitist club to a highly professional discipline * Offers parallels to the development of the study of politics as a discipline in the UK * Appeal extends to those who study higher education and political scientists
Wyn Grant is Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick and a member of the Population and Diseases Research Group in the Department of Biological Sciences. He is a former chair and president of the Political Studies Association, former president of the British Politics Group of the American Political Science Association, and a current member of the executive committee of the International Political Science Association. Grant has written extensively on political economy and comparative public policy.
Tables, Boxes and Illustrations Preface Chapter 1: The Emergence of a Discipline Chapter 2: An Elitist Discipline? 1950-63 Chapter 3: The Stirrings of Discontent: 1964-75 Chapter 4: The Oxford-Led Insurgency: 1975 Chapter 5: An Activist and Expanding PSA: 1975-79 Chapter 6: Political Science in a Cold Climate: 1979-92 Chapter 7: A Work in Progress: 1993-2009 Chapter 8: Women and Diversity in British Political Science Chapter 9: Conclusions: Confronting the Challenges References Index