Political Science Challenges
Political Science: Recent Trends Challenges to the Discipline
Introduction to Political Science Challenges
Marxists challenged conventional political science through most of the 20th century, charging that the discipline overlooked oppressive political relationships in the capitalist economy. According to Marxists, formal democracy is a sham because the dominant economic class in society always controls the government.
Since 1970 feminism has influenced most fields of political science. Feminist critics contend that both governments and political science have been organized along male-dominated lines and have ignored and repressed the perspective of women. Political scientists’ responses to feminism have ranged from attempts to study the political behavior of women more closely to the development of comprehensive feminist political philosophies.” (1)
Notes and References
- Information about Political Science Challenges in the Encarta Online Encyclopedia